Established at the request of the Alaska Federation of Natives, RAHI has been preparing rural and Alaska Native high school students for academic excellence and college success since 1983.
At RAHI, students take an average of 9 college credits in six weeks and learn how to thrive academically by experiencing life on campus, enhancing self-confidence and discipline, and developing a state-wide community to carry with them throughout their lives. RAHI is offered at no cost to students.
At RAHI, I’ve made memories that will last a lifetime and met people that I hope to stay in touch with for years to come.Chunhui Billings, Utqiagvik, RAHI 2022
It’s really amazing to be able to take classes and meet new people during the summer to prepare for college!Eliana Hatch, Chistochina, RAHI 2022
This is one of the best programs I’ve been a part of and I will truly miss the friends I have made.Keisha Askoak, Newhalen, RAHI 2022
My appreciation for other cultures has grown from the very beginning I was here. In some ways, how I think has even changed.Koen Kohrt, Fairbanks, RAHI 2022
This has been one of the most enriching experiences I've had and I am very grateful that it was possible for me to do.Serena Hotch-Mattson, Gustavus, RAHI 2022
This is a great opportunity for rural students to get a feel for what college life could be like.Devin Craggette, Kotzebue, RAHI 2022
Thanks to this program I'm no longer nervous about college and I believe I found a university that I want to attend after I graduate.Dacota Heakin, Eek, RAHI 2022
This program is a great opportunity for all rural Alaska students that hope to further their educational wants.Dot Callahan, Nome, RAHI 2022
September 6, 2023Ketchikan High School senior Sanjeev Putta participated in the Rural Alaska Honors Institute this summer in Fairbanks.Read article
August 30, 2023Caskey sat down with the Daily News on Thursday afternoon to share the experiences that she had while in the program.Read article
July 15, 2023Two Delta Junction students attended the 2023 institute: Alanis Cortes Burgos and Madison Grapengeter.Read article
November 2, 2023You can now get a copy of our brochure here! Feel free to reach out if you'd like a few paper copies sent your way.Read more
November 2, 2023The RAHI application period is Jan 1 - March 1. You can help us spread the word by sharing our flyer.Read more
July 15, 2023The RAHI 2023 Yearbook is now available. View it and other yearbooks on our media page.Read more