Take a Crash Course in College Success
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 closes on March 1, 2019.
Please be sure to fill out ALL (5) forms to be eligible for RAHI
Program Dates: May 28-July 12, 2019
"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
Watch the RAHI's 36th Cap and Gown Ceremony
Thirty-eight students from across Alaska graduated from RAH on Thursday, July 12 at UAF's Schaible Auditorium. Watch the ceremony on YouTube here.
Patchwork of programs sustains high achieving students in remote schools
"(Robbie) Strunk has been hearing about RAHI his whole life. His four older siblings went through it, and he was accepted to attend this summer, along with 41 other students from across the state. He said he is hoping to have similar experiences, and that the program will give him a jumpstart on college."
Read the Education Week story here.
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
Editorial in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner- June 24, 2015
Wells Fargo, Alyeska Pipeline, and New York Life are a generous supporters of the RAHI Business Class.
For a full list of sponsors please visit our sponsor page