Tara Moore
Guidance Counselor 8-12
(907) 352-1355
Kristin Langhoff
Advisory Teacher 6-12 / Counselor
(907) 352-7468
Misti Musgrave
Mental and Behavioral Health Coordinator
(907) 352-1353
Michelle Boyden
Guidance Counselor
(907) 352-7463
Wendy DeGraffenried
(907) 352-7459

Healthy Living

We R Native is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. We strive to promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large.

Identityinc.org  A social/educational group facilitated by Identity. The meetings are open to all LGBTQ teens and allies ages 13-18 in the Mat-Su Valley.

Suicide is never a solution

It is an irreversible choice regarding a temporary problem. There is help. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or know someone who is, talk to a trusted adult, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text “START” to 741741.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

ACEs are serious childhood traumas that result in toxic stress that can harm a child’s brain.

This toxic stress may prevent a child from learning, from playing in a healthy way with other children, and can result in long-term health problems.  

Attend a 90 minute workshop on Understanding ACES and building resilience:

Information for the next ACE or Raising Resilience presentation (through ROCK Mat-Su)

Alaska Safe Children’s Act: Bree's Law

Dear Mat-Su Central Parents,

To increase awareness and reduce the prevalence of sexual violence, Alaska has passed legislation called the Alaska Safe Children’s Act, otherwise known as Erin’s Law and Bree’s Law. AS 14.30.355

(Erin’s Law) requires that the governing body of each school district adopt and implement a policy, establish a training program for employees and students, and provide parental notices relating to sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention for students enrolled in grades kindergarten through twelve.AS 14.30.356

(Bree’s Law) requires that the governing body of each school district adopt and implement a policy, establish a training program for employees and students, and provide parental notices relating to dating violence and abuse in grades seven through twelve. A training program adopted under this section must emphasize prevention and awareness.

To meet the requirements of the Alaska Safe Children’s Act, Mat-Su Central would like to partner with you as your child’s primary home educator.

Please click on the following links in order to access the District’s curriculum resources designated to provide the appropriate lessons for each grade level.
- Alaska Safe Children’s Act Curriculum Grades K-5
Alaska Safe Children’s Act Grades 6-8
Alaska Safe Children’s Act Grades 9-12

We currently have several of the children’s books and teen health curriculum listed in these links available for you to check-out in our counseling office. If we can be of assistance please reach out to a member of our school’s counseling team (Tara Moore, Deb Haynes, or Michelle Boyden) at 352-7450.

Sincerely, John Brown, Principal

Organization of Latino Actuaries (OLA)

April 15, 2023

The Organization of Latino Actuaries (OLA) furthers its mission of increasing the number of Latine actuaries by awarding academic scholarships to Latines who will be attending a US college/university next school year and are interested in the actuarial profession.   The scholarship applications are open from November 1, 2022 through April 15, 2023.

Applications are evaluated on various criteria including, but not limited to, academic performance, commitment to pursuing the actuarial profession, exam progress, work experience, and leadership experience. Finalists for both the named and general scholarships are expected to be selected by mid-June.

Thanks to our Gold and Platinum sponsors, we are able to provide two types of scholarships (same scholarship application):

Named scholarships: Winners receive $5,000 and are guaranteed an actuarial internship for Summer 2024. Finalists for the named scholarship will be required to interview.

General scholarships: Winners receive awards of various amounts. The top student will receive the “OLA Cresta Scholarship”, which is a $7,500 award. In Spanish, “ola” means wave, and “cresta” is the crest (top) of the wave. With this award, OLA will be recognizing top future Latine actuaries.  Note that a named scholarship recipient is eligible for the Cresta Scholarship, but the most OLA will award to an individual student is $7,500. Finalists for the general scholarship are not required to interview.

Academic scholarships are paid directly to the school.

Applications are open.  The deadline to apply is April 15, 2023.

Valley Board of Realtors

April 15, 2023

$2000 may be awarded annually for tuition and fees to one or more qualified recipients. A selection committeewill be appointed and approved by the Education Committee established by the Board of Directors of the ValleyBoard of REALTORS®. Funds awarded may be used for books, tuition, transportation, or living expenses bythe recipient. Scholarships are not renewable; however, a recipient may reapply.

To be eligible for consideration, the individual must meet the following requirements:· Applicant must be a full-time student, as defined by the educational institution, and enrolled in a postsecondary or trade/technical school for the Summer (Tech School) Fall 2023 semester in an educationalinstitution, or other institution approved by the selection committee.· Individuals (including past recipients of scholarship) may re-apply each year.· Provide proof of enrollment at the time of acceptance for the fall semester.· Applicant must be a resident of the Mat-Su Borough (or have lived here prior to starting higher education).


Scholarship for Willow Area Seniors

April 15, 2023

Willow Area Community Organization (WACO) Academic/Vo-Tech or Enrichment Grant application period is open until April 15th for students residing in the Willow area.

The Application can be found at:


Gates Foundation Scholarship - Apply in the Summer!

September 15, 2023

To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Various Dates

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers scholarships for Hispanics all the way up through graduate-level classes. This scholarship may be helpful for those who are already in college and looking for ways to supplement their funding, as well as those who are just starting up.

Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $5,000. You need to meet GPA requirements and a few other simple conditions in order to qualify.

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarships

March 31, 2023

Each year, the STEM Scholarship Program awards $10,000 to 200 recipients studying engineering or computer science at a 4-year college or university. Recipients may renew the scholarship up to three times for a total potential value of $40,000 per student.

Tribal Scholarship Resources

various deadlines

This huge booklet contains information from selecting a school to finding an internship. It also includes hundreds of scholarship opportunities across many disciplines- the focus is on Native students, so you do not need to be affiliated with CIRI to benefit from this book.

AGC Scholarship

March 31, 2023

The Associated General Contractors of Alaska, Inc. (AGC of Alaska) scholarship program is designated to encourage students to pursue a career in the construction industry or related field. Specific career paths include: engineering, architecture, construction management, and related careers such as accounting, insurance and bonding, and human resources. Scholarship awards will be limited to degree-seeking individuals who plan to live and work in Alaska.

  1. Applicants must plan to enter the construction industry or a related field (supportive field) such as accounting, insurance, bonding, human resources, etc.
  2. An individual must submit a complete application with the following attachments:
  3. One-page essay on "career goals" (max 500 words)
  4. An essay about the applicant--does applicant work and go to school, family obligations, hobbies, etc. (max 500 words)
  5. Copy of recent transcripts
  6. Letters of recommendation written within the last two years (minimum of 2)
  7. Applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States and a resident of Alaska


Apply at: https://www.agcak.org/agc-scholarship/

UAF Nanook Commitment

Apply early; absolute deadline is June 15, 2022

The Nanook Commitment scholarship is a renewable award for incoming first-year, transfer and readmitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students to help qualifying students bridge the gap between what they can afford and the cost of attendance. This scholarship is offered to students based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the admissions application. Students eligible for the Nanook Commitment will have guaranteed assistance towards their cost of attendance.

Mat Su Schools Foundation

April 1, 2023 5pm

2023 $1000 Dr. George W. Brown Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. George W. Brown Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 competitive scholarship offered through the Mat-Su Schools Foundations. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Graduate from a Mat-Su Borough School District High school in December 2022 or May 2023;
  • Be admitted to a bachelor’s degree program at a college or university that is accredited by a regional accreditation body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;
  • Have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher;
  • Complete and submit the following application and required files no later than April 1, 2023 at 5 pm Alaska time. Note that only complete applications that include all requirements will be considered.

UAA and Mat Su College

Various deadlines

There are a variety of UAA, University of Alaska, and State of Alaska grants and scholarships available to our students. Some scholarships require an application, some are automatically awarded once eligibility conditions are met after submitting your first application for admission, and some you qualify for by completing specific requirements before graduating from an Alaska high school. Below are a list of scholarships you may see on your UAOnline>Financial Aid Overview screen. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Many of these programs require recipients to meet specific conditions if they are multi-year awards.

Various US Scholarships

Various Deadlines

Link to a variety of scholarships throughout the United States. Each month a new list is published.

Going Merry scholarship list (website)

various deadlines

Going Merry is a free scholarship and financial aid platform. You sign up and are sent scholarships that match your need and post secondary interests.

UAF Nanook Pledge

Rolling deadline; apply first to UAF

UAF Nanook Pledge is a four-year merit scholarship for incoming first-year, transfer and readmitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students.  Eligibility is based on GPA and test scores.

Mat Su Borough School District List

Various Deadlines

This link brings you to the Mat Su Borough School District scholarship page.  Click "submit" to see all scholarships and their deadlines.

College Board Opportunity Scholarship

Various Deadlines

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships guide you through the college planning process and offer you a chance to earn money for college for each action you complete. Complete each action for a chance to earn scholarships.

The Alaska Community Foundation

Most March 31, 2023; Various Deadlines throughout the year

The Alaska Community Foundation awards scholarships made possible by passionate community members who are committed to helping Alaskans pursue their educational dreams. The specific criteria, application requirements, and deadline varies by scholarship. Read descriptions carefully to determine if you are eligible.