All students selected for the Summer Institute will receive a $400 per week stipend for the six weeks to help cover the costs of room, board, and transportation. Summer Institute staff will assist students in securing on-campus housing and transportation resources.
You have the option of enrolling for up to 6 credits during the Summer Institute. (Note: If you elect to receive academic credit you will be responsible for paying the tuition.)
Enrichment opportunities for students, mentoring
and internships possibilities.
Two three-credit 100-level courses will be taught. One course will revolve around the topic of cultural diversity in behavioral health and the other course will be built around the behavioral health job shadowing experiences. Receiving credit (and thus paying tuition) for these two courses is optional. Opportunities during the Summer Institute will also be available to work on boosting individual academic skills, as needed, in the areas of writing, library research, study skills and computer skills.
High school graduates who are at least 18 years of age by June 12, 2006 are eligible to apply, as well as University of Alaska students with undeclared majors. University of Alaska non-degree seeking students, as well as students who have a declared general associate of arts major, are also welcome to apply. All students must have at least a 2.0 GPA. Students must also come from backgrounds that are considered either educationally or economically disadvantaged. Preference will be given to students from rural Alaska. However, students who live in Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau are still encouraged to apply.