Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Scholarship and Externship Opportunities

ANTHC $5000 Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year and will open in April. Detailed information and the complete application are attached to this announcement. Please consider this invitation to apply or distribute to others in your community who may be interested.

The Education, Development & Training (EDT) department at ANTHC will begin accepting applications mid-April through May 29, 2015 at 4:30pm. Awards go towards the academic Fall 2015-Summer 2016 school year. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees for professional certificate programs or higher education degrees (Associates, Bachelors, Graduate and PhDs). ANTHC grants these scholarships as an integral part of its long-term strategy to increase Alaska Natives and American Indians in the healthcare field.

This scholarship award is open to all individuals who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Permanent Alaska residents
  • Interested in working in the healthcare field
  • Currently enrolled in a formal education or training program

Download the 2015/16 ANTHC application here when it becomes available in PDF or Word formats. PDF | Word

Other Educational Opportunities:

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship programs application cycle for the 2014-2015 academic year. The IHS Scholarship application deadline is March 28, 2014. More information is online at the IHS Scholarship website.

The Education, Development and Training (EDT) department facilitates the Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship and Externship programs for the Alaska Area. The scholarship provides selected recipients who are Alaska Native or American Indian with paid tuition, related fees, a small amount for travel and books, and a monthly stipend for living expenses. As the Alaska Area p Coordination office, we provide support and direction to applicants, continuing scholars, and liaison with the IHS Scholarship branch staff. The selection process and disbursement of scholarship funds is directly managed by the IHS Scholarships branch in Rockville, MD.

The IHS Scholarship program is a very competitive national scholarship program. It funds three (3) health career and allied health career scholarship programs:

  • Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship Program - Section 103 (b)(1)
  • Health Professions Pregraduate Scholarship Program - Section 103 (b)(2)
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program - Section 104
Eligibility Requirements
  • IHS Scholarship Application and Required Forms
  • Must be Alaska Native/American Indian and provide documentation of tribal enrollment or proof of descent from a federally recognized tribe
  • Current Letter of Acceptance from selected educational institution listing declared degree or proof of application
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges attended or high school transcripts if less than 12 college credits have been earned

The application cycle is typically open between December – March. Please visit the IHS Scholarship website for more information.

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Externship program for the Summer 2014 application is CLOSED. Please come back September 1, 2014 to apply for the Winter application cycle. Once the job listing is posted, you can log on to IHS Job Vacancies website and search "Student Extern" and "Anchorage, AK" for the posting.

The IHS Externship program provides IHS Scholarship recipients and other health professional with opportunities to be employed as an IHS extern during any non-academic period for up to 120 days per calendar year. As Alaska's statewide provider of native health services, we are able to provide IHS Externs placement in our facilities where they can accumulate valuable work experience in their chosen health disciplines. Please visit the IHS Extern program website for more information.

If you have questions regarding these programs, please contact Claudia Tiepelman, Associate Trainer at:

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Education, Development and Training Department
3900 Ambassador Drive, Suite 101
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Tel: (907) 729-1301
Fax: (907) 729-3638
Toll Free: 1 (800) 684-8361
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