Education & Scholarships

Health Education Opportunities

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Area Health Education Center (AHEC), sponsored by YKHC, is one of five regional centers for the program. The program’s goal is to implement educational activities, involving health professions, and to expose students to primary care delivery in rural and/or underserved areas. Alaska’s AHECs have a presence in Bethel, Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow), Anchorage, Fairbanks and Sitka.


Our AHEC staff coordinate opportunities that provide exposure to healthcare careers for students, including classroom speakers, facility tours and job shadow experiences.


We are proud to host clinical rotations in the following departments: Dental, Optometry, Pharmacy, Medical, Lab, Diagnostic Imaging, Environmental Health and Physical Therapy. 

Medical Residents will be considered if they are from Alaska and in their third or fourth year. International students are not considered for placement. We also offer students the opportunity to apply for Travel Reimbursement. 

Connecting rural health providers to continuing Education Courses

Our AHEC team supports rural providers seeking continuing education credits to maintain their certifications. Internal training is offered for Annual Mandatory Orientation, Customer Service Training and Workforce Development. These trainings include mandatory training requirements and certifications required by The Joint Commission.

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To learn more about how to participate in any of these programs, please contact us today!

Phone: 907-543-6063
Alaska AHEC: Website or Facebook

Scholarship Program

We are proud to offer various scholarships to students enrolled in health-related programs at accredited schools. If you need financial assistance in pursuing your education in nursing, dental, medical or other healthcare career, please contact us!

Who are the scholarships for?

A student who has applied and accepted to the health program of an accredited school.

Who Should Apply?

  • Tribal members and descendants of villages served by YKHC
  • Employees (in good standing) of YKHC
  • All Alaska residents

What are the pre-requisites?

  • Student must have completed all pre-requisites for the program of study. Pre-requisites vary by program.
  • Student applying for funding at a graduate level must have previously received a Bachelor’s Degree.

When is the deadline?

  • The deadline for YKHC Scholarships (for funding assistance in the 2021/2022 academic year) is June 1, 2021.

HOW DO I applY?

Applications are open until June 1, 2021. Download the application.

Click here for more information on the 2021 scholarships

Print and complete the application, then mail it to:
YKHC Scholarship Program
Attn:  AHEC Executive Director
P.O. Box 528
Bethel, AK 99559



Phone: 907-543-6060 or
1 800-478-3321 Ext. 6060

Fax: 907-543-6061