Ikautaq (Bridging) Project

Ikautaq Project is a partnership between Aqqaluk Trust, UAA Center for Human Development and Prince William Sound Community College with funding received from the Alaska Native Education Equity Program in Washington DC. 

The goal is to recruit 80 Alaska Native students to work towards their Occupational Endorsement Certificate with an emphasis in Children's Behavioral Health Specialist or Direct Service Specialist while continuing to live and work in their home villages. 

The Ikautaq Project students will receive tuition, fees, books, a computer (if needed) and scholarship funding from our partners based on eligibility. An Ikautaq Project Mentor will support each student per semester/year and students, mentors, instructors and staff will participate in an orientation prior to the start of the semester.

The Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for the Ikautaq (Bridging) Project are in Inupiaq and English below:

Ikautaq PDF Application

(To be eligible for Ikautaq Project funding you must be Alaska Native)