Emerging Scholars Academy

Should you apply?

Are you an incoming first-year student for the fall 2020 semester? Consider applying for the Emerging Scholars Academy (ESA) on the UAF Campus. The application period will open in the Spring, please check back to apply online.

Student Benefit:

  • Save more than $1,500 in tuition and fees!
  • Earn eight free credits, including COJO F141X and a Social Science class (GER)
  • Day-long field trip*
  • Make friends that can last throughout your entire college career

What is it?

Nine-day intensive academic orientation includes a 1-credit course:

  • Math Preparation for placement through ALEKS
  • Behind the scenes tours of campus and research facilities
  • Troubleshoot problems with financial aid, course registration, and enrollment
  • Exciting interactive group STEM activities
  • Panel discussions with professors, current and past students, and administrators

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

How do I qualify?

You qualify if you meet the following criteria:

What much does ESA cost?

  • There is ZERO cost to the student! ESA is a federally funded program offered exclusively by Student Support Services.

*Subject to change

Students and staff talk about their ESA experience with SSS:

Student Timeline:

Be accepted to UAF for fall 2020 June 15
Apply for SSS July
Apply for Emerging Scholars Academy July

Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Submit ASAP

Participate in Emerging Scholars Academy!


August 10-19