Emerging Scholars Academy

ESA students and SSS staff pose after arriving by train in Denali National Park.

Should you apply?

Are you an incoming freshman for the fall 2015 semester? Consider applying for the Emerging Scholars Academy on the UAF Campus, August 17-28, 2014.

Student Benefit.

  • Save more than $1,000 in tuition and fees
  • Earn eightfree credits, including two core classes
  • Day-long field trip on Saturday, August 22*

What is it?

Two week intensive orientation includes:

  • Two 1-credit courses
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Math Placement through ALEKS

Get the insider’s perspective from current SSS students. Learn how to:

  • Be a strong college student
  • Navigate campus like a pro
  • Apply for a student job
  • Understand financial aid options and solutions

This program is specially designed for 15 students who have local housing and transportation .

How it works.

  • Enroll in SSS Emerging Scholars Academy
  • Successfully complete academy, which includes two one credit courses with perfect attendance
  • Take six credits of core classes, cost-free during the next academic year

How do I qualify?

You qualify if you meet the following criteria:


  • FREE!

*Subject to change

Student Timeline.

Be accepted to UAF for fall 2015June 15
Apply for SSSJuly 1
Apply for Emerging Scholars Academy
Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Other eligible applications will be placed on a waitlist.
July 1
Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Submit ASAP
Aug. 10

Apply Now!



ESA students enjoying the view during a hike in Denali National Park.

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