Building a foundation for education...
The Matanuska Susitna Schools Foundation supports excellence in the Matanuska Susitna School District by providing supplemental funding for education. Children are our future. Therefore, investments in improving educational opportunities for kids are investments in our community and society as a whole.
The Matanuska-Susitna Schools Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation organized to support the educational needs of our school district. Contributions are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) and deductible under section 170 of the Code.
You are invited to join the Schools Foundation board at our September 22nd meeting to be held at the Wasilla Library conference room at 5pm. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending.
Mat-Su Schools Foundation, First Student Scholarship and Teri Reed Scholarship winners named
MAT-SU — Members of the Mat-Su Schools Foundation board met April 21st and selected winners for this year’s First Student Scholarships and the Teri Reed Scholarship from a pool of 40 submissions. First Student Inc. awards are each $2,000 and is directed toward post-high school education. The Teri Reed Scholarship was $2500. The 2016 winners are:
Emily Yannatone, Palmer High school
Emily excells academically taking rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) classes. She will study nursing after graduation at the University of Central Oklahoma.
- McKinley Brock, Mat-Su Central School
McKinley will be attending Seton Hall University and pursue a career as an ER physician. While spending countless hours volunteering in her church, her school and community, she managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA.
- Peyton Murphy, Mat-Su Career & Tech High
An old proverb, “pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine”, epitomizes the impact she wants to make on the world. She will be studying International Affairs and Ecohydrology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Ecohydrology is the scientific study of water and the interaction it has with ecosystems and communities of people.
- Raul Reutov, Wasilla High School
Raul's career and educational goals are to graduate from Mat-Su College/UAA with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. Already speaking 3 languages, minoring in languages will help him be more fluent in Russian and Spanish.
- Kimbrah Paris, Wasilla High School
Kimbrah will be attending Mat-Su Collage to pursue a career as a special education teacher. She also wants to learn sign language and be braille certified.
- Arteya Boldt, Burchell High School
Arteya was awarded the Teri Reed Scholarship and is interested in pursuing a career as a lawyer or accountant. She will be attending UAA this fall.
Mat-Su Imagination Library
Read more about the Imagination Library mailing free books to Mat-Su Valley children under 5. Registration forms are available for all Mat-Su Borough residents at neighborhood schools and local libraries. Or register online.