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Scholarships to Alaska Individuals in Eligible Regions
to Pursue Health and Human Services Degrees

Academic Scholarship Program

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Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF)

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Scholarships of up to $10,000 to Alaska individuals in eligible regions for academic degree programs in the health and human services fields. Scholarship recipients may pursue a degree at an accredited university, college, or medical training program in Alaska or outside the State. Applicants must be residents of Mat-Su Borough.

The goal of the scholarship program is to increase the health and human services workforce in the Mat-Su. Scholarship applications are evaluated based on career choice and financial need as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Six of MSHF’s annual awards are designated for named scholarships that honor individuals who have had a significant impact on health care in the Mat-Su. These named scholarships are awarded based on career choice and academic merit (grade point average). One named scholarship may be awarded in each of the following categories:

  • Current High School Students: The Annie Demming Scholarship
  • Behavioral Health Major: The Vivian “Babe” Shaver Scholarship
  • Graduate-Level Applicants: The Ya Ne Dah Ah /K’tl’egh’i Sukdu Scholarship
  • Hospital Administration and Nonprofit Management: The George V. Larson, III Scholarship
  • Physician Assistant: The Jessica Stevens Scholarship
  • Nursing: The Darlene Reed Scholarship

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GrantWatch ID#: 177971

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum for Academic Scholarships is $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

MSHF Scholarship eligibility requirements include the following:
- United States citizenship or lawful permanent residency.
- Mat-Su Borough residency for minimum of one year at the time of application.
- Minimum half-time student status at an accredited college, university, or medical training program.
- Interest in the fields of health care or human services as demonstrated by the applicant’s responses to questions posed in the application.
- Successful completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- GPA: There is no minimum GPA for first time applicants.Note: While a threshold GPA is not required for first-time applicants, GPA is considered as a variable in scoring applications.
- For returning awardees a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required. Returning awardees must provide a transcript for no less than one complete year. If they have not completed a full year at time of application, they must provide college transcripts for any college courses they have completed plus their high school transcripts.(Note: While a threshold GPA is not required for first-time applicants, GPA is considered as a variable in scoring the applications.)

Disqualified Applicants For All MSHF Scholarships:
- VHA dba MSHF directors, officers, employees and members of the Program Committee (including non-voting community members), and their family members.
- Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Board of Directors members and their family members.
- Mat-Su Regional Board of Trustee Members and their family members.
- Family members of a disqualified person include a disqualified person’s spouse, brothers or sisters (whether by whole or half-blood), spouses of brothers or sisters (whether by whole or half-blood) and their children by whole or half blood or by adoption, ancestors, children (including a legally adopted child), grandchildren, great grandchildren, and spouses of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren (whether by whole or half-blood).

Pre-Application Information:

The next application period is February 1 – March 31, 2021.

Recipients of Academic Scholarships are notified about 8 weeks after the application period closes.

All applicants for Academic Scholarships must also fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). (For the FAFSA, see

Applicants need not specify whether they are applying for a named scholarship. All applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


For additional assistance, please send an email to:

Mat-Su Health Foundation
777 N. Crusey St., Suite A201
Wasilla, AK 99654

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