March 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2018

University of Ӱԭ to award scholarship to an aspiring teacher
Application period now open for the President’s Teach for Ӱԭ Scholarship

FAIRBANKS, Ӱԭ—The University of Ӱԭ is now accepting applications for the President’s Teach for Ӱԭ Scholarship. The scholarship is in its second year and is open to any incoming undergraduate student who plans to major in education at any University of Ӱԭ campus.

“Teachers have an immeasurable impact on the lives of our young people and we want to help the career goals of an aspiring future educator,” said UA President Jim Johnsen. “The scholarship is an important component of our emphasis on teacher education.”

The importance of cultivating the next generation of educators was emphasized by the UA Board of Regents during its March meeting in formally naming the Ӱԭ College of Education and adopting a new organizational structure that emphasizes collaboration between teacher education programs at all three universities. Next steps include selecting an executive dean to lead the college.

The newly formed Ӱԭ College of Education, its leadership and the scholarship are all part of the university’s plan to increase the number of teachers it prepares for Ӱԭ’s schools.

The academic scholarship will be awarded to one applicant who is enrolled as a first-time undergraduate student and who plans to pursue a four-year degree in education. The recipient will receive $1,500 each semester for four years to attend any University of Ӱԭ campus.

Those interested must already have applied for admission to UA and must submit both a short video and short essay explaining why they plan to pursue a degree in teacher education or what they hope to accomplish as a teacher along with two letters of recommendation. The scholarship deadline is May 1. For information on eligibility or to apply, visit .

The Teach for Ӱԭ Scholarship is funded by the university’s Land Grant Trust Endowment, which allocates funding each year for the UA Scholars program and for discretionary scholarships awarded by the university president. The endowment receives revenue from property sales and resource development – timber, gravel, gas leases, and mining – conducted on Trust lands.

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Media contact:

Robbie Graham, University of Ӱԭ Associate Vice President of Public Affairs, (907) 360-2416

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