The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) increased the amount it has awarded in academic scholarships. This year, 335 Mat-Su residents will share in a total of $1,711,182 to pursue higher education in the fields of health and human services, and nonprofit management.
The MSHF offers scholarships in two categories: academic scholarships for students pursuing college degrees with health and human services majors, and vocational scholarships to assist students with the cost of training and certifications for jobs in health and human services fields. Scholarships are awarded based on how well each applicant meets the foundation’s eligibility criteria, including financial need and career choice. This year, the impact of COVID-19 on applicants’ educational journeys and goals was also taken into consideration.
The six Mat-Su Scholars Awards are:
- The Annie Demming Scholarship for a current high school student: Kira Fagerstrom
- The Vivian “Babe” Shaver Scholarship for a behavioral health major: Rebekah Bailey
- The Ya Ne Dah Ah /K’tl’egh’i Sukdu Scholarship for a graduate-level applicant: Esther Millera
- The Jessica Stevens Scholarship for a physician assistant major: Kaienne Martin
- The Darlene Reed Scholarship for a nursing major: Angela Goss
- The George V. Larson, III Scholarship for a hospital administration or nonprofit management major: Steven Duncan
Mat-Su Health Foundation (Wasilla, AK)
Contact: Robin Minard at 907.250.6445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.