GeoFORCE will conduct three regional Academies in summer 2021.

GeoFORCE Alaska plans to resume program activities in summer 2021. To reduce risks associated with COVID-19, we will be conducting three smaller, regional summer Academies. Each Academy will last for two weeks and serve approximately 12 students. There will be one Academy for students from the Interior, one for students from the North Slope Borough, and one for students from the Northwest Arctic Borough. The target dates are given below. Please be aware that these dates may change slightly (one or two days earlier or later) based on logistical constraints.

Academy Schedules

  • Interior Academy: June 1 – 15
  • North Slope Academy: June  18 – July 2
  • Northwest Arctic Academy: July 6 – 20

Students from the Northwest Arctic Borough and the North Slope Borough who applied and were accepted into the program in winter 2019 or spring 2020 will have a spot reserved for them in summer 2021. Those students will receive an information package in March.

Interior students may apply until February 28. They will be notified of the status of their application by March 14.

Apply Now

We are so excited to see your application! Applications for Interior students are still open.

Applications will close on the following dates.

  • Northwest Arctic – Closed.
  • North Slope – Closed.
  • Interior – Due February 28, 2021.

Application Requirements 

  • Open to rural 9th and 10th grade students from the Interior.
  • Write two short essays.
  • Submit school transcripts.
  • Provide a teacher recommendation.

Application Materials

Essay Prompts:
  1. Describe an experience you had in the classroom, or outdoors, that you were excited about. What did you do, and what was interesting or fun about it?
  2. Why are you interested in GeoFORCE? Describe two things that you hope to gain by participating in this 3-year program. These could include things you would like to learn, do, see, or become.
Students should answer each question in a paragraph or two. Answers should be approximately 1 page (double-spaced) each, but length will vary. Just be sure to answer the question and include some details. There will be a place to upload the essays on the application.

Teacher Recommendation 

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