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The ANSEP Summer Bridge focuses on developing students academically, socially and professionally for college and careers. The Summer Bridge is a college and career visioning opportunity that’s geared toward students who are graduating high school this academic year. Summer Bridge students work a paid summer internship in the engineering, science, or business field with one of the ANSEP Strategic Partners. All costs associated with the program are covered by ANSEP. Students who successfully complete Summer Bridge are eligible for scholarship funding to attend the University of Alaska, the fall immediately following Summer Bridge. 

The benefits of the ANSEP Summer Bridge are:

  • Earn money for college
  • Professional engineering, science, or business experience
  • Learn to navigate the University campus
  • Develop peer support groups with classmates
  • Lifelong friendships with fellow students

Dates & Location



ANSEP's 2021 Summer Bridge will take place May 31 to July 27. The priority deadline for applications is Friday, December 11, 2020. Any applications received after this date will be considered only if space is available.


DEADLINE: December 11, 2020

Download a 2021 Summer Bridge application here.

OR complete your application online here.



The ANSEP Summer Bridge component will be held at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), in Anchorage, AK. Internships will be based in Anchorage, with some internships taking students all across Alaska, from rural campsites to communities.



How to Apply

Application Deadline: December 11, 2020


Download Application

Click here to download Summer Bridge application.

OR, complete your application electronically here:

Application process

Please include all application documents together in one packet. Only complete applications will be considered. You may not receive notification of an incomplete application. Required documents are:

  • Application Forms
  • Student Records/Transcripts including Request for Records form signed by registrar
  • Three letters of recommendation from teachers (at least one math teacher) or counselors
  • 500-word essay explaining how you plan to contribute to the future of Alaska
  • Current ALEKS math test scores. [If you’ve previously taken a college math course, please indicate the course(s) and grade(s) received]
  • Current Resume

Mail or Deliver Application to

ANSEP Summer Bridge           
3211 Providence Dr, ANSEP 205
Anchorage, AK 99508

Because all Summer Bridge students are required to submit a college math placement score, acceptance is determined by placement into one of the college math courses. Math class placement is determined by the following chart:

Math Course ALEKS PPL
MATH A105 - Intermediate Algebra 30-54
MATH A151 - College Algebra for Calculus   55-77
MATH A152 - Trigonometry 65-78
MATH A251 - Calculus 1 78-100


For more information about ALEKS scores and math placement, please review the UAA Math Placement Guide.

For detailed help on how to take the ALEKS test, please review ANSEP's Guide to Take the ALEKS Test.


Who is eligible for the ANSEP Summer Bridge? Current high school seniors who are graduating this academic year.

Who should apply for the ANSEP Summer Bridge? Students who want to go to college and are interested in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degree program or career. Students who want to earn money for college. Students who want a real-world, STEM professional work experience.

I’m graduating high school early, am I eligible to apply? Yes. If you’re graduating high school this academic year, you can apply. Please indicate on your application that you graduating high school early. Keep in mind that some of our partner companies who host interns, have age limit requirements for their employees.

I already graduated high school, am I eligible to participate in the Summer Bridge? No. The ANSEP Summer Bridge is specifically for students graduating high school this year. You can still join ANSEP as a University Success student. For more info on how to join ANSEP at the university, please visit the University Success page. 

Can I pick where my internship location will be? No. But ANSEP will do their best to place students into internships that relate as closely as possible to their degree program, career interest, general interest, and best placement for both employer and intern.

How much does it cost to attend the Summer Bridge? ANSEP will cover all costs associated with participation in the Summer Bridge. These costs include:  airfare, room & board, travel costs during program, tuition & fees, all team activities during program, laundry services. Costs that ANSEP will not cover are (but not limited to):  spending money, food off campus during free time, toiletries, calculator, shopping, and transportation during free-time.

If I successfully complete the Summer Bridge, will ANSEP provide a scholarship? Yes. All successful Summer Bridge students are eligible to receive scholarship funding for the fall semester, immediate following completion. Students will continue to receive ANSEP scholarship every semester thereafter, as long as the students continue to meet ANSEP University Success requirements. For more info about the ANSEP University Success requirements, please visit the University Success page. NOTE: Scholarship amounts are subject to change and depend upon available funds. 

Is the Summer Bridge scholarship good at any university? No. The scholarship can only be used at one of the three main University of Alaska campuses (UAA, UAF and UAS)

Do I have to attend the University of Alaska to be considered for the Summer Bride? Preference will be given to students who are attending the University of Alaska.

If the application deadline has past, can I still apply? Yes, but there’s no guarantee your application will be considered.

When will I be notified about my application status? Applicants will receive notification regarding their individual interview within 2 months of the application deadline.

Contact Info

For more information please contact

Mikayla Savikko
ANSEP Regional Director
Phone: (907) 786-1158

Attn: ANSEP Summer Bridge
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, ANSEP Building
Anchorage, AK  99508



Founding Partners

ANSEP Summer Bridge is supported in part through the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)