The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program


ANSEP students can go from eighth grade to Baccalaureate degree in six years with Acceleration Academy!

ANSEP’s objective is to effect systemic change in the hiring patterns of Alaska Natives in science and engineering by placing our students on a career path to leadership.

ANSEP is the most successful and cost-effective STEM education program in the nation.

ANSEP has evolved into a longitudinal education model that provides a continuous string of components beginning with students in sixth grade and on through high school, into science and engineering undergraduate degree programs and through graduate school to the Ph.D. 

Students who start in ANSEP in middle school or early in high school can earn the full Alaska Performance Scholarship regardless of where they live. 


  • improves academic outcomes,
  • eliminates the need for university remediation and associated costs for government and families,
  • increases retention,
  • saves students and their families up to two years of college tuition and living expenses,
  • saves the state millions in government funding by reducing time to degree,
  • allows students to earn up to 70 university credits for a baccalaureate degree while in high school


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  • Acceleration Academy

    95% of students advanced 1 level or more in math or science each summer. For a high school student, the benefits of having direct access to a..

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  • Summer Bridge

    250 Participants. 90% continued on to engineering or science B.S. degree programs. Summer Bridge is a fast paced, challenging experience with..

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Press releases

  • 09-Aug-2019

    ANSEP summertime Acceleration Academy component paves the way for full-time, pre-college opportunities for Southcentral students

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – This summer, 83 students from 33 communities across Alaska gathered in Ancho..

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  • 23-Jul-2019

    More than 100 new Anchorage-area students enter Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program pipeline this summer through Middle School Academy

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program has introduced 106 new stu..

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