Second Bridge Scholarship Award


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


2017-2018 Second Bridge Scholarship Award Recipient
Cole Murphy

Cole Murphy: Languages & International Studies

Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Hodges Snyder, Associate Professor, Health Sciences.

Project: “Capacity & Sevices Development at Alaska Seeds of Change”

Cole is an undergraduate student with a double major in Languages and International Studies. He has travelled to Japan three times: a faculty-led trip, an international exchange student year, and a summer of volunteering at the famed Iwate farm, Ureshipa. There he received three months of training in permaculture design and learned the values of farm life. When he returned to Anchorage he continued to explore organic farming through volunteering at Seeds of Change. This project combines the interest in farming with the mission of empowering and advancing at-risk youth.

Cole Murphy