February 2, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York Life’s three-year, $450,000 grant to the UAF will support ASRA and RAHI, two programs for high school students, in keeping with the firm's dedication to educational enhancement programs.
Introduced in 2001, ASRA provides an intensive, two-week residential learning experience for 8th to 12th graders who have an interest in science, engineering or liberal arts, emphasizing the importance of a college education.
RAHI is a bridging program that helps ease the academic and social transition between high school and college. Students live on the Fairbanks campus for six weeks in the summer, taking courses and experiencing life in a college setting while earning between seven and 10 college credits for their work. Forty to fifty students participate each summer. RAHI was created in collaboration with the Alaska Federation of Natives in 1983 to prepare rural and Alaska Native high school students for college.
New York Life Insurance Company, founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States and one of the largest life insurers in the world. Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance.