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Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Elise Porterfield

Elise is attending the University of Alaska Anchorage to complete a Bachelor of Science in dietetics with plans to graduate in 2023. She plans to continue her education and pursue…

Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Tiffany Leonard

Tiffany is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She says, “I want to have the opportunity of positivily impacting people’s lives and being able…

Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Shannon Frati

Shannon is studying nursing at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. She always knew she wanted to go into the medical field and care for those who are sick or injured…

Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Sarah Deardorff

Sarah’s program of study is occupational safety and health at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She says, “Providing the workers in my community with the necessary skills and training to…

Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Rachel Carpenter

Rachel is a full-time student pursuing a major in nursing and a minor in psychology from Mat-Su College. She says, “I am very drawn to the variety of career opportunities…

Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Margarita Ratcliff

Margarita is studying to become a RN at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna College. She is currently in the pre-major program and completing her prerequisites. Margarita’s 14+ years…

Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Leslie LaJeunesse

Leslie is studying to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMH-NP) at the University of Alaska. She was drawn to the program because of her desire to further her…

Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Kelly Marciales

Kelly is pursuing her Design Thinking certificate at Cornell University. On what drew her to the program, Kelly says, “In my work as a community organizer and program developer, I…

Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Karen Wenger

Karen is studying medical billing and coding at Ashworth College. A friend recommended the school to Karen and she thought it would be helpful to be able to complete the…

Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Justin Knight

Justin is enrolled in the nursing program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He says, “I was drawn to the medical field because I find it rewarding helping and caring…

Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Elizabeth Condio

Elizabeth is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She was drawn to this particular program by the many opportunities for hands-on experience such…

Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Colleen Newcity

Colleen is pursuing a master’s degree in social work at Walden University and currently works in suicide prevention. She was drawn to the program by being able to help others…
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