The First-Year Alaska Academy has been postponed from Summer 2020 to Summer 2021.
The spring of 2020 has been quite the whirlwind! We visited 18 of our 30 targeted communities in rural Alaska. It was amazing to travel and meet so many interested students! Our recruiting travel was cut short due to the travel restrictions in place due to the Coronavirus. This has changed the timeline of our recruiting efforts. In-person recruiting is very important to our mission. It gives us the opportunity to meet and encourage students who are not familiar with GeoFORCE. We also value meeting teachers and other school administrators who will help support our students throughout their 4 year GeoFORCE experience.
We will resume in-person recruiting in February 2021 for students from the Point Hope, Nuiqsut, Wainwright, and the rural schools in the Interior.
We are so excited to see your application! Our recruiting plans have changed due to the Coronavirus. If we didn’t make it to your school we apologize. Applications for Interior students and students from Point Hope, Wainwright, and Nuiqsut are still open.
Applications will close on the following dates.
- Northwest Arctic – Closed.
- North Slope – Closed.
- Point Hope, Wainwright, and Nuiqsut – Open!
- Interior – Open!
- Open to rural 8th and 9th grade students from the North Slope, Northwest Arctic, and Interior.
- Write a short essay
- Submit school transcripts
- Provide a teacher recommendation