Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

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

Academic Scholarship Program

GrantWatch ID# 177971
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF)
Array ( )

Geographic Focus
USA: Alaska: Mat-Su Borough

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/28/23 Save

Grant Description
Scholarships to Alaska individuals in eligible locations 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.

Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) academic scholarships help defray the cost of higher education in degree programs in the fields of health and human services. The goal of the Mat-Su Health Foundation 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


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
MSHF Academic 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).
- For first time applicants, there is no minimum GPA requirements. Note: While a threshold GPA is not required for first-time applicants, GPA is considered as a variable in scoring applications.
- For previous scholarship recipients, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation is evaluating temporarily suspending this requirement for 2021. This may allow for consideration of the hardships the pandemic has presented to the learning environment. Therefore, even if your cumulative GPA is less than 3.0, the Foundation urges you to apply in case this suspension is approved. Previous scholarship recipients must provide an unofficial transcript of any college courses they have completed.

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.
- 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 MSHF Academic Scholarship application period for the 2023-2024 academic year will open on January 2, 2023 and close on February 28, 2023.

Scholarship funds are paid directly to the school you attend.


Contact Information
Apply Online:

For questions or support:

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

Grant Writers For Hire - Grant Writer Team Grant News Grant Writers For Hire - Grant Writer Team
Live Chat Chat Now