Careers and Opportunities

Alexie Isaac Memorial Scholarship

Alexie Isaac’s broadcasting career at KYUK spanned almost three decades. During that time he directed news broadcasts and other programs from the KYUK televisions studio, videotaped countless hours of news footage, Yup’ik elders, Yup’ik dance performances and many other aspects of the Yup’ik culture. Alexie was an accomplished Yup’ik language translator and was often called upon to do translation work on KYUK radio programs including Yup’ik news and television productions. He worked on KYUK television programs, series and documentaries in as photographer, editor, reporter, translator, producer and director.

Amount of scholarship: Two (2) for $1,000/year

Available:                            Academic year

Application deadline:      November 29, 2018

Minimum Academic Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of an accredited General Educational Development (GED) program and acceptance into a recognized post-secondary institution.

Scholarship criteria:

-Candidate must be pursuing a degree or certified course of study and have completed at least one year of study in an accredited junior/community college, college, university or professional trade school. Graduate students are not eligible.

-Candidates must be pursuing public relations, journalism, radio and/or television broadcasting as a major course of study. Applications from candidates pursuing major studies in other fields, but whose main interest is in a communication profession, will be considered only in the event there are no candidates who have those fields of study as their major.

-Candidates must be residents of the KYUK 640 AM service area. The location of their institution is immaterial.

-The student must demonstrate excellence in the following areas: academic performance, discipline/attitude, and attendance.

Application process:

To be considered submit the following items to KYUK by the deadline: application; two letters of reference that address the criteria: academic performance, discipline/attitude, attendance and community service; a short essay expressing applicant’s personal goals; a copy of applicant’s most recent academic transcript. To submit, email, or mail to KYUK Attn: Alexie Isaac, PO Box 468, Bethel, AK 99559. A committee appointed by the Board of Directors will review applications and determine the recipient(s). Alternates will also be selected at this time in the event that the chosen recipient(s) are unable to accept the scholarship. To apply for the scholarship, click here.

Award Announcement and Distribution of the Scholarship Funds:

The scholarship funds will be transmitted directly to the student’s selected institution. Children of KYUK employees and the Board of Directors are ineligible.

For more information:

Contact KYUK’s main line at 543-3131 or email