Second Bridge Award, student Rachel in Guatemala

Oh The Places You'll Go!
Second Bridge Scholarship Award

Congratulations! Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!
--- by Dr. Seuss

The Second Bridge Scholarship Award encourages UAA undergraduates enrolled in any degree-seeking program to pursue a structured but non-traditional educational experience that expands their educational horizons.  Crossing a second bridge requires a commitment to either an international or a domestic setting that will push the boundaries of traditional education and bring the promise of a richer and deeper experience.

Why Apply?

  • Design an adventure with an award of up to $2,000. 
  • Create a deep, educational experience in a domestic or international setting.
  • Gain experience with an established Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
  • Apply classroom theory and put it into practice.
  • Expand your awareness of community and diversity.

Need ideas to help get you started with brainstorming your own Second Bridge project? 
Download the Second Bridge Potential Project Ideas sheet

Contact for project or award questions:

Judith Owens-Manley, Ph.D.
Director, UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning   907-786-4087

Congratulations to the 2015 Second Bridge Scholarship Award Recipient
Kyle Demientieff-Worl

Kyle Worl - Second Bridge Award winnerKyle Demientieff-Worl is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a linguist anthropology focus and a minor in Alaska Native Studies. His project, "Language Revitalization in Chevak, Alaska" will involve offering an intensive Cup'ik language summer class for adults.Kyle and Professor Ortega will work in collaboration with the Chevak School Board and the Parent Head Start Association.The project aims to support recent Cugtun (the indigenous language of Chevak) language revitalization efforts and ultimately bring the Cup'ik language back into families' homes once again in the village.

Meet the Past Award Recipients and Learn about their Projects

2014 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Megan Marquis

2013 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Sarah McHenry

2012 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Rachel Wintz

2011 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Kris Homerding