Second Bridge Award, student Rachel in Guatemala

Oh The Places You'll Go!
Second Bridge Scholarship Award

Apply by Friday, January 30, 2015

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 30, 2015

  1. Download the Second Bridge Scholarship Award Cover Sheet and Proposal Guidelines document.  Printed copies are also available from the Center for Community Engagement & Learning (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 faculty mentor and community partner.
  5. Submit Cover Sheet, Proposal, Letters of Support to the Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL) by January 30, 2015.

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
Phone: 907-786-4087

Congratulations to the 2014 Second Bridge Scholarship Award Recipient

Megan Marquis photo for website Megan Marquis

Faculty Advisor: Irasema Ortega, Elementary Education

Megan will be traveling to the rural Alaskan village of Chevak with Professor Irasema Ortega this summer.  As part of an ongoing partnership with the Kashunamiut School District and curriculum writing initiative project entitled "The Will of the Ancestors," Professor Ortega and Megan will visit Chevak to continue this important work.  Specifically, Megan plans to assist with the creation of the Cup'ik Atlas of Plants and support the Chevak arts program.  This experience will give Megan a chance to study the Cup'ik culture, developing her own culturally relevant pedagogy and perspective for her future career in education. 

Meet the Past Award Recipients and Learn about their Projects

2013 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Sarah McHenry

2012 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Rachel Wintz

2011 Second Bridge Award Recipient - Kris Homerding