For the second year in a row, the Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) has dramatically increased the amount it has awarded in academic scholarships. This year, 275 local residents will receive a total of $1,505,762 to pursue higher education in the fields of health and human services.

“Our scholarship program is an integral part of the foundation’s comprehensive workforce development strategy,” said MSHF Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Ripley. “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.”

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 wellness fields. Scholarships are awarded based on how well each applicant meets the foundation’s eligibility criteria, including financial need, demonstrated interest in health and human services, and selection of a career choice that matches the workforce needs of the Mat-Su. MSHF academic scholarships are awarded one time annually, while vocational scholarships are awarded throughout the year.

 Mat-Su Health Foundation 2019 academic scholarship recipients are listed below, starting with the five Mat-Su Scholars Awards and followed by all students who received awards:

• The Annie Demming Scholarship for a current high school student: Caleb Wagle

• The Vivian "Babe" Shaver Scholarship for a behavioral health major: Turkan Rollins

• The Ya Ne Dah Ah /K’tl’egh’i Sukdu Scholarship for a graduate-level applicant: Kelly Marre

• The Jessica Stevens Scholarship for a physician assistant major: Erika Arthur

• The Darlene Reed Scholarship for a nursing major: Don Lambert

• The George V. Larson, III Scholarship for a hospital administration or nonprofit management major: Joshua Geary

Sherie Albright

Janelle Alder

Crystal Allen

Linnaea Alverts

Corey Ambrose

Jennifer Anderson

Kleigh Anderton

Lucy Ashby

Rebekah Bailey

Collette Bailey

Coreeanne Bean

Olga Berezyuk

Courtney Bernowski

Isabella Blake

Izabella Block

Hannalora Bolduc

Jenny Boles

Ekaterina Bondarenko

Leah Bonn

Kristan Boyce

Azlynn Brandenburg

Tawny Brooks

Kristie Brooks

Lori Brown

Heather Buchanan

Thomas Buckley

Alex Buness

Marrisa Butikofer

Victoria Buzzard

Darian Cabales

Chris Calkins

Sydney Carle

Feona Carney

Amanda Carver

Kate Casqueira

Brittany Caulkins

Khyla Chasse

Juergen Christiansen

Eric Christy

Diana Cimei

Helen Coleman

Elizabeth Commissaris

Sarah Conkey

Veronica Couch

Janell Couperthwaite

Elijah Cranston-Stuckey

Abigail Crawford

Mary Crowley

Amber Curry

Camille Dayton

Alyna Deishl

Kristina Dennis

Mary DePew

Heather DeVilbiss

Willow Drorbaugh

Steven Duncan

Kaitlyn Dykman

Grace Eldridge

Kimberly Elliott

Kimberlee Ellison

Amber Enns

Amanda Enos

Brett Ewing

Emily Fagnant

Trey Farber

Jordan Ferris

Jennifer Fields

Crystal Fierro

Benjamin Fife

Chelsea Finch

Corbin Flaming

Parker Flaming

Jewel Fleckenstein

Sapphira Flint

Levi Folk

Amber Ford

Emily Gage

Mary Geist

Katherine Germain

Maia Gimm

Michael Gonzalez

Bobbi Goodwin

Lyubov Gorban

Marina Gorlova

Ashley Granath

Jeremy Grice

Ellen Groseclose

Teri Haddeland

Milton Hagelberger

Briar Hahn

Michaela Hall

Heather Hanes

Amanda Hansen

Jared Hanson

Cheylynn Hardy

Celeste Harrell

Tamra Harrison

Chloe Hartman

Hayden Hartman

Sarah Haskin

Garic Hayes

Natalia Heath

Joshua Hejl

Ben Henderson

Sierra Hernandez

Kendra Hoffman

Kalea Hogate

Mary Holbrook

Jenny Hopper

Genya Howe

Tiffany Hubbard

Kayla Hudson

Savannah Hurt

Sierra Imoe

Crystal Isthill

Faith Itta

Kelsey Jackson

Heidi Jerrils

Aurora Johnson

Deborah Johnston

Aiden Jolley

Libieann Keller

Kelsey Kingsley

Sierra Kistler

Kirsten Knight

Brittany Larsen

Jared Layton

Corina Layton

Isabel Leath

Gavin Lee

Jeweleann Lelle'

Tiffany Michelle Leonard

Catherine Ling

Hannah Loftus

Lauren Luchsinger

Ryan Lynn

Amanda Lyon

Gregory Lytle

Skylar Madel

Sarah Maffe

Alan Markus

Ariane Marley

Amanda Martinez

Ruby Matthews

Brandi Mayo

Samantha Mckown

Megan Mercer

Tristan Merchant

Autumn Merrill

Jasper Michener

Alyssa Miles

Melissa Miller

Esther Miller

Jasmine Milwicz-Pavia

Carol Mitchell

Aubrey Mitchell

Kristen Moat

Ryan Moat

Crystal Mokelke

Victoria Mokelke

Aase Morin

Zoe Morris

Jasmine Moyer

Ekaterina Mozalevskaya

Cassandra Murphy

Hayden Niekamp

Courtney Niemi

Laureu Olson

Ariel Olson

Haley Orrell

Rebecca Osterkamp

Samuel Ouellette

Garrett Pace

Allene Mae Pangilinan

Charlene Parks

RuVonne Parson

Anika Pasa

Rio-Morgan Patrimonio-Raval

Tyann Payne

Trisha Pevan

Deven Pfister

Elise Porterfield

Alexia Portney

Caitlin Prichett

Amanda Primmer

Aiko Ranchoff

Lexi Rau

Ryan Ray

Steven Ray

Hannah Faith Raymundo

Jessica Reisinger

Terri Reynolds-Rogers

Naneth Rhoads

Samantha Rice

Rachel Rice

Noah Richards

Garey Robinson

Rebecca Rossing

Sarah Rubeck

Julia Safarik

Emily Sager

Kylee Sanderson

Dylan Saunders

Tetiana Sazhnieva

Brayden Schachle

Dory Schneider

Sharon Schober

Kiana Schorr

Julia Scully

Lily Sessom

Heather Shomler

Savanna Simmerman

Marcus Sinchuk

Leyla Sinyawski

Kari Slick-Galloway

Abigail Smith

Katelyn Smith

Sonya Smith

Leah Smith

Nichole Snyder

Bonnie Snyder

Hope Spargo

Nicole Spinner

Madison Stadem

Hilary Stark

Christine Starkweather

Alexa Starr

Isabell Still

Kourtney Straight

Kirsten Strolle

Kaitlyn Sullivan

Hunter Sullivan

Delta Summitt

Summer Sweet

Luke Tegeler

Vitaliy Tereshchenko

Yolanda Thomas

Ashley Thompson

Elijah Titus

Nadezhda Tolmacheva

Melanie Trost

Ethan Trouy

Colleen Tuma

Elizabeth Tunnell

Tessa Turner

Savanna Van Diest

Lydia Vance

Carmon VanSickle

William Vaughan

Marilyn Vink

Adam Ward

Natalie Waterhouse

Kristin Wenger

Nigel West

Heidi Wheeler

Megan Whitlatch

Angela Wilkins

Danielle Williams

Kevin Williams

Stacie Williamson

Misty Wilmarth-Agoff

Tricia Wilson

Jacob Worden

Kenyon Wright

McKenna Young

Colby Yuill

Laurie Zografos

Raegan Zuyus

Jocelyn Zweifel

Applications for MSHF academic scholarships will be accepted again beginning in January 2020, but vocational scholarships are accepted year-round. More information can be found at healthymatsu.org.

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