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.
Dental Health Aide Therapist Sponsorship
Covers tuition, housing, living allowance and travel assistance during the two years of formal education. Associate Degree possible with completion of training. Candidate will be paid as a YKHC employee eligible for YKHC benefits when they start their preceptorship and will agree to work for YKHC as a DHAT for four or more years. Please click here to find out more.
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.
HEALTH CAREER EXPLORATION
Our AHEC staff coordinate opportunities that provide exposure to healthcare careers for students, including classroom speakers, facility tours and job shadow experiences.
CONNECTING HEALTH STUDENTS TO PRECEPTORS
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.
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?
Full or time students (minimum of 6 credits) who have been accepted to a 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 2022/2023 academic year) is June 1, 2022 for Fall Semester and November 1, 2022 for Spring Semester.
HOW DO I applY?
Applications are open until June 1, 2022 for Fall Semester and November 1, 2022 for Spring Semester. Download the application.
Print and complete the application, then mail it to:
YKHC Scholarship Program
Attn: AHEC Executive Director
P.O. Box 528
Bethel, AK 99559