The Honors College
We acknowledge the Alaska Native nations upon whose unceded traditional lands we are located. Our offices and facilities are located on Troth Yeddha, a sacred site of the Lower Tanana Dene people. We acknowledge and honor the ancestral & present land stewardship and place-based knowledge of the peoples of these territories.
In Nanook Nation, Honors is a verb.
The Honors College is about creating opportunities for your community as much as yourself. We strive to find science-based solutions, informed by indigenous knowledge and powered by 21st-century tools. We believe in doing the research and living your learning. We help you identify internships, research projects, and more that best fit your interests and goals. We work to connect you with community engagement opportunities and international experiences that will enrich your education, and broaden your horizons.
Climate Research Intensive
Experience climate change field research at ground zero. In Alaska, rapidly warming temperatures are thawing permafrost, changing vegetation, and increasing wildfires at unprecedented rates. Join us for this 10 day research program designed to immerse students in research on the impacts of climate change. Gain experience in ecological fieldwork, lab procedures, and data analysis as you design your own research project alongside professional climate change scientists. All students will leave with a completed project and completed project poster suitable for presentation at a professional science conference.
Honors College Scholarship
The Honors College awards approximately $50K each year in scholarships, and also offers a variety of research and travel grants.
In the Honors College you’ll find a community of people like you. Students with grit, resilience and a spirit of adventure who are ready to take on today’s biggest challenges. We’re here to help them, and you, succeed.