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:

Annual application announcements are typically sent out in Fall semester, and applications due in early Spring. Check back here for updates.

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


Congratulations to the 2016 Second Bridge Award recipient

Jana Lekanoff photo

Jana Lekanoff, Anthropology undergraduate student 
Faculty sponsor: Medeia Csoba DeHass, Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Alaska Native Studies

Jana's project "Place Names of Unalaska Island" focuses on the numerous and changing place names for both water and terrestrial features on the landscape of Unalaska Island. The project involves assembling place names from the local Unangan language, Russian, and English and making this information available as a cultural resource online and to the Unangan people. Jana will travel to Unalaska to meet with community partners, collect oral histories, and take photographs of sites of the landscape.

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