University of Alaska Southeast sophomore Shelby Clark, right, talks with Alison Browne during a scholarship recognition luncheon for 21 student scholarship recipients and their donors at the UAS Rec Center on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Clark, a Geography major with an emphasis in Environmental Studies, is the recipient of the Frederick and Carl Eastaugh Scholarship named after Browne’s parents. Corporate and individual donors have contributed more than $300,000 in scholarships to UAS students just this last academic year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

University of Alaska Southeast sophomore Shelby Clark, right, talks with Alison Browne during a scholarship recognition luncheon for 21 student scholarship recipients and their donors at the UAS Rec Center on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Clark, a Geography major with an emphasis in Environmental Studies, is the recipient of the Frederick and Carl Eastaugh Scholarship named after Browne’s parents. Corporate and individual donors have contributed more than $300,000 in scholarships to UAS students just this last academic year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Luncheon connects scholarship recipients, donors

Donors included individuals, corporations

University of Alaska Southeast students had a chance to meet scholarship donors face-to-face at a luncheon Friday.

The event, which took place at the UAS Rec Center, included 21 student scholarship recipients. Private donors included individuals and organizations that have contributed more than $300,000 to UAS students during this academic year.

The list of donors represented Friday included Southeast Conference, Juneau area Rotaries, Northwest Coast weavers guild members, PEO chapter members, First Bank, Coeur, Hecla and others.

A short video was shown during the event, which included quotes and information about more than 30 scholarship recipients from around Southeast Alaska. Orin Pierson, the recipient of the UAS Alumni Endowed Scholarship, was quoted in the video saying the scholarship “puts food in my belly and motivation in my spirit.”

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