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Wasilla, AK— The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is seeking applications from local residents interested in pursuing health-related careers. In 2014, the MSHF awarded more than $260,000 to help build the Mat-Su’s health care workforce of the future. Two types of scholarship are offered:

• Academic scholarships help defray the cost of higher education in degree programs that emphasize health or wellness, including mental health and substance abuse. The application period for academic scholarships is open until 4 pm AKST on Friday, March 20, 2015.

• Vocational scholarships assist residents with the cost of training in, or certifications for, jobs in a health and/or social/human services field. Applications for vocational scholarships are accepted year-round.

Complete eligibility requirements and the online application are available at

About Mat-Su Health Foundation: Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is the official business name of Valley Hospital Association, Inc., which shares ownership in Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. In this capacity, the MSHF board members and representatives actively participate in the governance of Mat-Su’s community hospital and protect the community’s interest in this important healthcare institution through board oversight. The MSHF invests its assets into charitable works that improve the health and wellness of Alaskans living in Mat-Su. More information is available at