The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation aggressively encourages the hiring of tribal health professionals. This scholarship program is set up to encourage members of the 58 tribes served by YKHC and their descendants, as well YKHC employees with good standing, to pursue training as health professionals. This scholarship program is open open to all eligible Alaska residents.
The priority for funding will be in line with P.L. 93-638, the Indian Education and Self-Determination Act, and the YKHC scholarship application evaluation form.
Candidates applying to the program must be enrolled in, or admitted as a fulltime student to, an accredited program leading to licensure or certification as a health professional. Any funds awarded under this program may be used for tuition, books, and fees only. Incomplete applications may not be processed.
Candidates who are being considered for the YKHC scholarship will be required to pass a criminal background check during the application process, and from time to time thereafter, including, but not limited to, the beginning of the academic year. Candidates who do not pass subsequent criminal background checks may lose funding.
Each year of funding for students accepted into the YKHC Scholarship program is distributed in one payment directly to the college. Acceptance into the YKHC scholarship program is a single, one-time, acceptance. For a candidate to receive additional funding they must resubmit a complete application by the appropriate deadline to be considered.
Scholarship award for Undergraduate Health-related Programs (fulltime enrollment for 12 or more credits per semester):
$2,000 (Scholarship) *Not to exceed $8,000 total
Scholarship award for Graduate Health-related Programs (fulltime enrollment of 9 or more credits per semester):
$4,000 (Scholarship) *Not to exceed $12,000
Deadline for YKHC’s Scholarship application is June 1, 2021
Mail or have post marked documents by 5 p.m. to:
YKHC Scholarship Program
Attm: YK AHEC Director
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 528
Bethel, Alaska 99559
Hand Delivered by 4:30 p.m. to:
CHSB 2nd Floor Human Resources
- Application: Submit a completed, signed, and dated application.
- Proof of eligibility (Only one required):
Tribal Member: Show membership in one of the 58 villages served by YKHC providing a copy of the Tribal Enrollment Card or copy of the Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB).
Tribal Member Descendant: Provide a copy of your birth certificate to demonstrate your relationship as a Native lineal descendant of an enrolled member of one of YKHC’s 58 villages, as well as a copy of the enrollment member’s enrollment Card or Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)
YKHC Employee in Good Standing: Any employee who is in good standing with YKHC, upon proof of length of service and good standing.
Alaska Resident: Any applicant who can provide evidence of the following (only one required):
Received or have been qualified to receive an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend within the last 12 months.
Have graduated in the last two months from a qualified Alaska high school.
Have been physically present in Alaska for the past two years.
- Letter of Acceptance: Submit a copy acceptance letter from an accredited program for licensure or certification in a healthcare field.
- Grade Transcripts and/or Certificate of completion: Submit official grade transcripts and/or certificate(s) of completion.
If you have been out of school five or more years, submit a resume outlining your learning experiences and work achievements during that period of time.
- Statement of Purpose: Provide specific and detailed responses on a separate sheet of paper.
New applicants: What are your education and career goals? Tell us about yourself and how your proposed program prepares you in job healthcare. (One page or less.)
Repeat applicants: Update us on your education and career goals. To what extent are you moving towards your goals? What changes in plans might you be encountering and why? (One page or less.)
- Letters of Recommendation: Provide two letters of recommendation from a current or former teacher, employer, or other person who knows of your past experience and potential to succeed in your chosen career. Recommendation letters (no relatives) must be dated within six months of receipt of the application. Recommendation letters must include the applicant’s name, the date, recommender’s name, contact information, and signature.
For more information, phone: (907)543-6060 or 1-800-478-3321 ext.