Mat-Su Schools Foundation
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MSSF

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. We are an official Pick.Click.Give. organization.


2019 Scholarships Recipients

FIRST STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Alexis Mattson will be graduating from Mat-Su Middle College and will attend University of Alaska – Fairbanks next year. Her goal is to be a pediatric Occupational Therapist that helps children grow their physical abilities, confidence, and self-esteem so they can “grow into who they dream to be.”

Alis JeanneMarie Adams is a Colony High School student. She will be attending the University of Washington in the fall of 2019. She has her sights set on becoming a doctor and wants to provide healthcare and medical support in rural areas.

Antonia Barela is a Mat-Su Central School student that will attend California State University next fall. Her goal is to study music therapy and to provide mental health support for people through music. She endeavors to increase effectiveness of treatment for children with special needs.

Hayden David Hartman will graduate from Palmer High School this year. He will attend Biola University in southern California next year to begin his studies to become a doctor. His goal is to “forward resources to create a better environment for Alaska’s homeless youth and to educate and inspire.”

Julia Safarik is a Palmer High School senior that will be attending Colby College in Maine this fall. Julia’s goal is to be a Pediatric Surgeon so she can provide more healthcare to her community, as well as promote STEM education and career fields to girls.

MSBSD SCHOOL BOARD SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Collin Herbert is a 2019 Colony High School graduate. He will attend the University of Miami - Frost School of Music in the fall. Through music education, he hopes to help young people learn to “channel negative energy into music” as well as be a member of the Mat-Su Concert Band.

Maia M. Gimm is a senior at Palmer High School that is attending Western Washington University this fall. She wants to get a degree in Speech-Language Pathology to help people find their voice, and work as a speech therapist to help both young and old people to communicate more effectively. She is also seeking a minor in vocal performance and wants to offer vocal lessons in the future.

MICHAEL P. SIMMONS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Collin Herbert is a 2019 Colony High School graduate. He will attend the University of Miami - Frost School of Music in the fall. Through music education, he hopes to help young people learn to “channel negative energy into music” as well as be a member of the Mat-Su Concert Band.

Alaska Kids on the Run

In order to create an ongoing source of funds for the Dr. George W. Brown Memorial Scholarship, the Mat-Su Schools Foundation sponsors a fun run each year.  The second annual Alaska Kids on the Run Fun Run for Kids of All Ages will take place on May 19, 2019 at the Janecek Trails at Palmer High School. Mark your calendar. Donate to the Dr. George W. Brown Scholarship.

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.

Sponsor a child
 ($30 for 1 year, $150 for child's first 5 years of life.)