As a military wife, education options are limited because we are only stationed in a place for so long and many Army bases are nowhere near colleges or universities. UAF made it easy for me to enroll and attend classes during the fall 2012 semester, even though it was just a few weeks after I had arrived in Fairbanks. I now have the opportunity to continue my education studying biology while my husband fulfills his duties as an Army soldier.

Being a part of TRiO is the most amazing part of my experience at UAF. TRiO gives me a place to study, get tutoring and find answers to questions. TRiO helped me by assigning me an academic advisor who sat down with me and showed me what I need to do to graduate and how I should approach every step of the process. Whenever I have a question regarding school, I know I can go to my advisor for advice and leave the office knowing far more than when I went in.

TRiO also assists me with scholarships, which help pay for my tuition. The scholarships actually enable me to take more classes each semester and make my goal of graduation that much closer. Giving to scholarships, programs and research helps students achieve their goals. Without scholarships and programs such as SSS, I would be unable to receive a college education. Your gift will help a student like me achieve her goals. Won’t you consider making a gift today?


Ana Aguirre

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