SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO HELP MAT-SU RESIDENTS PURSUE EDUCATION IN HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

January 2, 2019

Wasilla, AK — Mat-Su residents are invited to apply for Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) academic scholarships that can be used to pay for higher education in health and human services. The scholarships can be applied toward the full cost of attendance for students pursuing degrees in health-related fields at accredited colleges and universities. Applications are accepted online at healthymatsu.org. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

“There is significant demand in Mat-Su for health and human services workers, and the need can only be met with a highly trained and educated workforce,” said MSHF Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Ripley. “Our scholarship program helps local residents get the education they need to participate in this fast-growing sector of the economy, while also enjoying fulfilling careers.”

The number of individual scholarships and the total dollar amount varies each year. In 2018, the foundation awarded more than $1 million in scholarships. Complete eligibility requirements and the online application are available at healthymatsu.org.

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About MSHF: Mat-Su Health Foundation is the official business name of Valley Hospital Association, Inc., which shares ownership in Mat-Su Regional Medical Center.In this capacity, the foundation actively participates in the governance of Mat-Su’s community hospital and protects the community’s interest in this important health care asset through board oversight.The MSHF invests its assets into charitable works that improve the health and wellness of Alaskans living in the Mat-Su. More information is available at www.healthymatsu.org.