Help is here for local people of all ages interested in pursuing higher education in the health and human services fields. Mat-Su residents are invited to apply for Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) academic scholarships that can be applied toward the full cost of attendance for students pursuing health-related degrees at accredited colleges and universities.

“Mat-Su’s healthcare workforce of tomorrow is being built today,” said MSHF Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Ripley. “For the second year in a row, we dramatically increased academic scholarship funding. Last year, 275 local residents were awarded a total of more than $1.5 million in academic scholarships. We are striving to ensure that Mat-Su residents have access to the education and training they need to participate in a fast-growing sector of the economy, while also helping everyone in the community have access to the services they need to be healthy.”

The number of individual scholarships and the total dollar amount varies each year. Complete eligibility requirements and the online application are available at The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.

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