Alaska Rural Research Partnership

ARRP students Josh Vo and Caleb McGraw

The Alaska Rural Research Partnership was established in 2001 to create opportunities for rural and Native students to perform "wet bench" science in rural Alaska schools. This joint initiative between the University of Alaska and the National Science Foundation strives to enrich science education in rural schools, to involve students in scientific research in their villages, and to encourage students to attend college and consider science and engineering careers.

In 2009, Alaska EPSCoR awarded $1,500 scholarships to six rural students. In 2010, Alaska EPSCoR contributed $15,850 toward travel and scholarships for 10 rural students.