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.
- A deep, educational experience in a domestic or international setting
- The ability to work with an establish Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and apply classroom theory into practice
- Award of up to $2,000
- Gain valuable community awareness
Contact for project or award questions:
Judith Owens-Manley, Ph.D.
Director, UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning
Congratulations to the 2014 Second Bridge Scholarship Award Recipient
Faculty Advisor: Irasema Ortega, Elementary Education
Megan will be traveling to the rural Alaskan village of Chevak with Professor Irasema Ortega this summer. As part of an ongoing partnership with the Kashunamiut School District and curriculum writing initiative project entitled "The Will of the Ancestors," Professor Ortega and Megan will visit Chevak to continue this important work. Specifically, Megan plans to assist with the creation of the Cup'ik Atlas of Plants and support the Chevak arts program. This experience will give Megan a chance to study the Cup'ik culture, developing her own culturally relevant pedagogy and perspective for her future career in education.
Meet the Past Award Recipients and Learn about their Projects
2013 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Sarah McHenry
2012 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Rachel Wintz
2011 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Kris Homerding