Julia

“One day I will be wearing a gown holding a diploma with a huge smile on my face.”

Julia will be the first person in her family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Her family moved from El Salvador to Kodiak when Julia was 14 years old and ever since, she has worked hard to take advantage of the opportunities available in her new home. An honor student in high school and on the dean’s list at UAA, Julia is following her and her parent’s dream by making a better life for herself through education.

“You can do anything you set your mind to. It doesn’t matter your background or where you come from, if you work hard you can accomplish anything.”

Julia’s dream would be more difficult to achieve without the support of UAA scholarship donors like you. The assistance Julia has received from the UAA General Scholarship Fund has been invaluable, but your support means more to Julia than just money.

“You have given me the happiness, support and strength to believe that I can accomplish my goal and continue my education. I have no words to tell you how thankful I am.”

Sara and Scott Pate

“Our young people are the future of Alaska. We need to keep Alaska’s future here in Alaska.”

Sara and Scott Pate are passionate about investing in Alaska. They know students at UAA represent the future and helping them earn an education is one of the best ways to ensure that the state’s future is a bright one. By helping Alaska students receive a first-class education right here at home, Sara and Scott are encouraging our best and brightest to remain a part of our community.

“We feel connected to the students here. They’re part of our community.”

An alumna of UAA, Sara Pate knows first-hand the benefits of a great education. She and Scott want to empower the next generation of Alaska students by supporting the UAA General Scholarship fund. They know their donations will go to the students who need their help the most.

“There are people out there who may be the first in their family wanting to attend college, but they may not have the means to. We want people to have the opportunity to get an education regardless of their financial situation.”

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