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Sealaska Student Sponsorship

Sealaska sponsored college students at AISES 2022 National Conference

Sealaska is providing opportunity for students to experience education enhancement and career development outside of the classroom!

Apply to be a Sealaska-sponsored student to attend events that give access to career paths and inspiring networks.

Our sponsorship criteria vary by opportunity. In general, sponsorship stipulation includes:
  • Must be a Sealaska shareholder or descendant of a shareholder
  • Must be a current student
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Be prepared to provide a resume, unofficial transcript, and short application essay
See current open opportunities below.


The Annual AISES National Conference is a unique, three-day event focusing on educational, professional, and workforce development for Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers. Learn more about AISES and the National Conference here.

The National Conference hosts the largest college and career fair in Indian Country with many companies also hosting hiring events by conducting onsite interviews. Job seekers are provided interview coaching, and resume development, as well as career planning and other skills necessary to be successful in today’s job market.

The 2023 National Conference is October 19 – October 21, 2023 in Spokane, WA.

Students who wish to attend the conference must be an AISES member, which is free for students! Become a member here:

Sponsorship criteria:
  • Sealaska shareholder or descendant of a shareholder
  • Current post-secondary student
  • Must be at least 18 years old by the conference date (October 21, 2023)
  • Complete the application by the deadline of Monday, July 31, 2023, including submitting a resume, unofficial transcript, short application essay, a letter of recommendation, and AISES membership number
The Sealaska team will review completed applications after the deadline and select students to sponsor. Selections will be made based upon the students’ personal essay (demonstrates commitment, goals, leadership capacity), academic performance (demonstrates willingness to learn and to overcome, if relevant), and other activities the student has undertaken (jobs, volunteering, internships, extra-curricular, etc.)

Scholarships will cover the costs of conference registration fees, economy class round-trip airfare, and lodging (a same-gender roommate will be assigned). Ground transportation, baggage fees, meals, parking, and incidental expenses are the grant travelers’ responsibility. Some conference meals will be provided as part of the registration.

Students who are awarded a travel scholarship will travel on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, and depart on Sunday, October 22, 2023.

Once an award is made, AISES will contact the sponsored students and:
  • Purchase roundtrip airfare;
  • Make hotel accommodations (students will be assigned a roommate); and
  • Send awardees instructions and a complimentary conference registration code.
Please contact Kayla Roberts, Senior Shareholder Development Manager, at with any questions.

APPLY by Monday, July 31, 2023, at 11:59pm PST

The online application process has closed