Second Bridge Award, student Rachel in Guatemala

Oh The Places You'll Go!
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:

Application Deadline: Friday, January 29, 2016

  1. Download the Second Bridge Scholarship Award Cover Sheet & Proposal Guidelines document: (pdf fillable)  (word)
    Printed copies are also available from the CCEL office in LIB 211G.
  2. Complete the Cover Sheet including obtaining necessary signatures.
  3. Develop a project proposal following the guidelines.
  4. Obtain required letters of support from a faculty mentor and a community partner.
  5. Submit Cover Sheet, Proposal, Letters of Support to the Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL) by Friday, January 29, 2016.

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

Contact for project or award questions:

Judith Owens-Manley, Ph.D.
Director, UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning (CCEL)   907-786-4087

Meet the past award recipients and learn about their projects

2015 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Kyle Worl

2014 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Megan Marquis

2013 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Sarah McHenry

2012 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Rachel Wintz

2011 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Kris Homerding