Alaska needs RAHI's graduates: Young rural scholars can help chart course for communities, state

UAF photo by JR Ancheta

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Editorial

"News-Miner opinion: Summer school is a prospect dreaded by most students. So an outside observer at Thursday’s Rural Alaska Honors Institute graduation could be forgiven for being confused at the joyousness of the several dozen young people wearing caps and gowns, having just completed six weeks of classes during the heart of the Interior summer. Now in its 35th year, the RAHI program has been helping the best of Alaska’s rural communities further their educations and make the most of the future. The program’s graduates this year are finishing RAHI at as precipitous a time as any in its history — Alaska and its communities are always in need of good young leaders."

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2017 RAHI yearbook

2017 RAHI yearbook

2016 Rural Alaska Honors Institute Graduation
  • UAF photo by JR Ancheta

    UAF photo by JR Ancheta

  • UAF photo by JR Ancheta

    UAF photo by JR Ancheta

  • UAF photo by JR Ancheta

    UAF photo by JR Ancheta

The Rural Alaska Honor's Institute (RAHI) provides rural and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the college experience for six weeks. High school junior and senior students live in the dorms and take college level courses. They earn  8-10 credits and learn firsthand what it takes to succeed in college. In addition to the rigorous academic program, students learn study skills and time management and by the end of the program, our proven record shows these students are ready for the challenge of succeeding in college.


 The Rural Alaska Honors Institute student application deadline
closed on March 1, 2017. No more applications will be accepted.
Program Dates: May 30-July 13, 2017 


"RAHI really reinforced the self-discipline and commitment it takes to succeed in college
and really provided me the confidence I needed to transition from a small village to a
University. I also made life long friends who I still stay in touch with and remain
connected to RAHI because I am a believer in what the program is about and what it
has done for the students who have participated."
                                                                                    Lt. Colonel Wayne Don, RAHI 1989



 Wartes' temporary role at RAHI now a long legacy

Denise Wartes is featured in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 

Editorial: Forging future rural leaders- Rural honors institute helps village students adapt to college

UAF Photo by JR Ancheta

Editorial in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner- June 24, 2015


            

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