UA Scholars Program

Success Stories

More than 300 UA Scholars graduate from UA each year and pursue exciting careers. Here are a few success stories.

Mathew Carrick

Matthew is a junior studying Mathematics with a minor in Economics at UAF.   He is both a UA Scholar and an Alaska Performance Scholarship recipient, which has allowed him to get the most out of the educational opportunities offered in Alaska. In extracurricular activities, he is the President of the Honors Student Advisory Council, a Senator in the Associated Students of UAF, a Student Ambassador, an Orientation Leader, and an active member in the Model UN and H.A.P.P.Y.  After graduating from UAF, he plans on pursuing graduate education in Statistics and Economics and eventually settling into a career in Alaska.

Theresa Cho

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Theresa was born and raised in Anchorage. She is a senior majoring in Biology, a UA Scholar, and a member of the Honors College. Theresa was a featured student in the “IAM UAA” and “Amazing Stories” campaigns. She’s earned the Dean’s Award of Excellence, has spoken at events for New Student Orientation, UA Scholars, Advancement, the Honors College, and was Master of Ceremonies for Freshman Convocation this year. She was awarded a Research in the Community Grant and has a paper pending publication. Currently, Theresa is conducting research with a faculty member to determine the molecular mechanism behind cardiac pacemaker cells. Throughout her collegiate career, she has also been committed to community service earning her the USA President's Volunteer Service Award.

Alexa (Lexi) Cherry