NEA-Alaska Student Program

From College to Colleague

As thousands of educators and education support professionals retire across the country each year, we turn to you, the next generation!

Join 12,000+ NEA-Alaska members and 3.2 million members nationwide and you’ll be connected through a common goal – dedication to students, to families and to communities – before you even graduate and begin teaching. Our Student Program is a valuable resource that provides many great benefits to help you as a student today, as well as tomorrow when you begin your teaching career. Join as a member and enjoy these resources today!

Membership Enrollment: The annual cost of a NEA-Alaska Student membership is $20. You must enroll annually. Online enrollment and credit card payment  is available at the link above.

Early Enrollment: If it’s your first time becoming a member of the Student Program and you sign up after April 1st, you can join as an Early Enrollee. You will be an official member for the next school year, but you will begin receiving access to our discount programs and liability coverage for the remainder of the current school year.

As a Student, We’re Here to Help With:

Scholarships & Grants: As a student member, you are eligible for NEA’s Jack Kinnaman Scholarship to help offset the cost of college and the CREATE grant to do projects in your community. There are also other scholarships and funding for leadership training that help you gain skills in communication, time management, group management, organizing, and publishing.

Student Loan Forgiveness: Support in gaining access to student loan forgiveness programs, especially those specifically for teachers.

Liability Coverage: NEA provides $1 million in liability insurance to protect you every time you step in a classroom, including when you do your student teaching.

Professional Development and Networking: NEA-Alaska brings educators to Anchorage annually for weekend conferences to grow professionally and learn from colleagues. You can also connect online through NEA EdCommunities. Enjoy virtual learning events to expand your collaboration opportunities with other educators on NEA EdCommunities and share classroom-ready resources and instruction materials.

Mentorship and Classroom Visits: You will be connected with professional educators within your community to introduce you to your future as an educator. Local educators will open their classrooms to you to learn about classroom management, organization, and to observe lessons.

Member Discounts and Services: As an NEA member, you’ll receive great deals on things like magazine subscriptions, low-interest credit cards, restaurants, vacation deals, and much more.

Subscriptions: You’ll receive NEA Today, Tomorrow’s Teachers as well as other publications, including NEA-Alaska’s Digital AKtivist and other research that has been developed with, by and for professional educators.

More Support After Graduation

Resume Building: Learn from experts how to put your best foot forward as you search for a job after graduation.

Membership Rebate: As a thank you for being an NEA-Alaska/Student member, you will receive a $20 rebate multiplied by each year you were a student member (up to four years) deducted from your regular NEA membership during your first year as a teacher. Download the Rebate Form.

For More Information, Contact:

Grier Hopkins     
NEA-Alaska Student Program UniServ Director
(907) 456-4435

Hedy Eischeid     
NEA-Alaska Student Program UniServ Director
(907) 274-0536

Kimberly Anderson    
Organizational Specialist
National Education Assoc.
(202) 822-7163

Rachel Immerman
Chair, NEA Aspiring Educators
(202) 288-2284

*We are currently seeking a Student Member to fill the Student Seat for the NEA-Alaska Board of Directors. Contact Grier Hopkins for more information.

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