Attending Law Enforcement Academy
Foundation student Cody Stanley recently received a $7,000 Doyon Foundation
scholarship to attend the Law Enforcement Academy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Tanana Valley Campus. The goal of the law enforcement scholarship program is
to increase Alaska Native
hire on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
Stanley, who is originally from Wasilla, Alaska, said the scholarship is paying
for his tuition, as well as room, board, parking and other expenses.
"The support has been amazing," he said. "It's giving people a
chance to do something that they otherwise wouldn't do."
Through the intensive, 13-week program, law enforcement students receive basic
police training, which positions them for work with state or municipal agencies,
as well as private security companies. After graduating later this fall, Stanley said he hopes to work for Doyon Security.
In addition to his studies, Stanley said he enjoys playing music, snowboarding
"Success is living life and being happy. I'd say if you have acquired
those two things, you are a successful person," said Stanley, who is the
son of Brian and Ruthie Stanley, and the grandson of Jack and Mae Stanley, and
Eugene and Mable Blatchford.