Margaret Frans Brady Fund 2024 Scholarship application period is now open. 

Up to $10,000 is available for students pursuing arts; the deadline to apply is April 15, 2024 

The Juneau Community Foundation and the Brady family of Skagway have announced that the Margaret Frans Brady (MFB) Fund will make available up to $10,000 in scholarship funding in 2024 for qualifying area students who are pursuing artistic excellence. Applications for the 2024 Margaret Frans Brady arts scholarships are requested. 

Application forms are available on the Juneau Community Foundation website at . The application and requested materials are due no later than midnight, Monday, April 15, 2024. 

The Margaret Frans Brady Fund was established in 2012 at the Juneau Community Foundation to support arts and education projects and programs in Skagway and northern Southeast Alaska. A separate MFB Scholarship Fund was established a year later to assist students and artists in our area with scholarships to help them improve their creative abilities. Since 2013, more than $77,000 has been awarded to 84 area students.

Hather Family Scholarship Fund

The Juneau Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship fund for Skagway students, the Hather Family Scholarship Fund.

Betty Hather and her husband Don’s collective ambition has been to support youth in the community they loved. To that end, when Don passed in 2011, Betty created a scholarship for Skagway graduates in honor of her husband.

  Upon Betty’s passing, in 2022, the scholarship was moved to the Juneau Community Foundation so that this scholarship will continue to enrich the lives of others – apassion of theirs, which they were well known for.

The application period for the Hather Family Scholarship is now open. The scholarship is open to graduates from Skagway High School to pursue higher education at a university, college, or vocational school. All 2024 graduating seniors and any past graduates from Skagway High School are welcome to apply. Selection will be based on your application, personal essay, and letter of recommendation.

Up to $10,000 will be awarded in 2024. The scholarship may be used for tuition or to enable the purchase of necessary books, academic supplies, tools, equipment, or uniforms. The scholarship will be sent to the institution the awardee will be attending.

The deadline to apply is Monday, April 22, 2024, by 5:00 p.m.

Application and details can be found at

Skagway Arts Council Scholarships for Skagway residents

The Skagway Arts Council offers up to two scholarships of up to $300 to individuals who have lived in Skagway for at least one year and want to attend North Words. More information and applications are available on the SAC BlogSpot.

Learn gardening basics in statewide webinar series

Grow your gardening knowledge. University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service agent Casey Matney will teach a series of 11 gardening webinars to help you get your garden ready for the upcoming growing season. 

The free classes will be held online via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, from March 19 to May 28.Contact Matney at or 907-262-3443.

March 19 — Seed Starting from Scratch 

March 26 — Large Seed Starts: Corn, Pumpkins and Pot ting Soil

April 2 — Soil Testing and Interpretation for Garden and Farms 

April 9 — Working with Fertilizers and Compost 

April 16 — Warming Things up with Plastic, Glass and Plastic Mulch 

April 23 — Raised Rows, Raised Beds, and How to Make Them 

April 30 — Herb Gardening: Inside and Out

May 7 — Seeding Directly into the Garden 

May 14 — Planting Potatoes   

May 21 — Hardening Plants and Transplanting into the Garden 

    May 28 — Composting: No Time to Waste

Go to this link to register for classes:

Kluane Chilkat Int’l Bike Relay Registration

Registration for the 29th KCIBR opens on March 15The race categories cater to various team sizes, ensuring an inclusive experience for all participants.

This years’ categories are: Solo, 2, 4 or 8-person teams. 


E-bikes are permitted for 8-person teams, adding a dynamic element to the competition. Teams can choose whether or not to include E-bikes for an added layer of strategy. Any 8-person team with an e bike may not place 1st, 2nd or 3rd place.

Visit to register starting March 15, 2024 at 9am.