Second Bridge Scholarship Award

Oh The Places You'll Go!Rachel in Guatemala
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.

How to Apply:

Please submit your Application and Proposal to

Application deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018.

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

2016-2017 Second Bridge Scholarship Award Recipient
Amanda Sassi

Amanda Sassi, Environment and Society undergraduate student 
Faculty sponsor: E. Jamie Trammell, Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies.
Project: “Permaculture Design to Further Community Gardens in Girdwood”

Amanda is an Environment and Society undergraduate student at UAA.  Her project “Permaculture Design to Further Community Gardens in Girdwood” brought together community partners in Girdwood like the Four Valleys Community School to improve sustainable community garden programs.  Amanda traveled to attend a permaculture design course and translate that service learning experience into action by providing community gardening workshops and by expanding and designing sustainable community gardens.

View Project Presentation


Amanda Sassi

Meet the past award recipients and learn about their projects

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