“Thank you for the opportunity you have given me with this scholarship.”

Christine is the first student to receive the Alvin S. and Gloria M. Okeson Scholarship. A lifelong Alaskan, she has always had strong ties to the Mat-Su community. So when she decided to return to school, Matanuska-Susitna College was an easy choice. But working full time and supporting a family while attending school isn’t so easy.

“My husband and I are on a limited income. Without this scholarship I would not be able to buy the books and supplies I need for my classes.”

The Okeson Scholarship provides support to Christine and students like her, by relieving some of the financial burden and allowing them to focus on making the most of their educational opportunities. Thanks to her hard work and the support of donors like you, Christine will graduate this December with her associate degree in accounting.

“Thank you for this generous scholarship. Without it, life and school would be much more difficult.”

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