February 2018

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February 2018 message from student body president alec burris

Alec Burris and Symone Sanders


Dear Seawolves,

On Friday, February 2nd, the USUAA Assembly passed Resolution #18-06: Regarding the Alaska Performance Scholarship and the Alaska Education Grant by a unanimous vote. In the past two years, the Alaska State Legislature has considered cutting these programs which provide valuable financial aid to our students. While I encourage you to read our resolution at usuaa.org, it can be summarized by one clause:

“The Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage unequivocally supports the continuation of the APS and AEG being funded through the Alaska Higher Education Fund.”


In the coming months, USUAA will do everything in its power to defend these programs on behalf of UAA students. We recognize the importance they play in ensuring the ability for our students to able to attend UAA and will not allow them to be trivialized by state politics.

Defending the APS and AEG is something we cannot do alone. We need you. If you are a recipient of the APS or AEG, please either contact me at usuaa.president@alaska.edu or contact your legislators directly, whose information can be found at akleg.gov. If we truly believe in the ability for all Alaskans to have access to high-quality and affordable education, we must speak up.

Defend Your APS and AEG!



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Alec Burris
Email: usuaa.president@alaska.edu
Phone: (907) 786-1206
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