Scholarship applications are now open!

DHAT Scholarship   •   Behavioral Health Degree Scholarship   •   Nursing Degree Scholarship   •   CMA Scholarship Program

All SCF Employees must apply through UKG Pro under “Get HR Assistance” 

Southcentral Foundation is committed to employing fully qualified employees in all positions and increasing the number of Alaska Native and American Indian individuals in all job categories. To support this initiative, SCF is developing scholarship opportunities for Alaska Native and American Indian people who are interested in the following opportunities:

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If you have any questions, please contact us at SCF Academic Programs

Clinical scholarship recipients will be supported during their educational journey through formal mentorship and cohort activities.
Mentors will provide support and strategies to succeed not only in their academic training but throughout their clinical career.
There will be a service obligation to SCF after the completion of the educational program.

Scholarship funding opportunities are available for individuals interested in pursuing a career as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Through this program the Southcentral Foundation Development Center will provide mentorship and facilitate the CMA Scholarship Skills Friday training program every 4th Friday of the month for a total of 9 sessions.

There are two learning tracks available:

Track Evening ClassesDay Classes

Class hours

Hours: 6-10:05PM


+SCF Skills Friday 1day/month

Hours: 9am-4pm


+SCF Skills Friday 1 day/month

Length of program

14 months

9 months

Length of service obligation

1 year from date of hire as CMA I

2 years from date of hire as CMA I

Scholarship Amount

Costs and fees associated with the program will be covered by the SCF Scholarship ProgramCosts and fees associated with the program will be covered by the SCF Scholarship Program

Stipend Amount



Upon completion of classroom training and passing the NCCT, SCF will host CMA scholarship recipients for their clinical externships.

Scholarship funding opportunities will be offered to individuals interested in nursing and who are accepted for a pre-nursing program, currently accepted into an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing programs.

Five Types of scholarship awards will be available:

  • License Practical Nurse (LPN) – available to individuals in rural areas.
  • The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS)
  • Bridge – AAS to BSN
  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Accelerated Nursing Programs – opportunities available to entry-level non-nurses who hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing major. Both BSN and MSN degrees are available through accelerated programs. To qualify, prospective students must have at least a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing major.

Scholarship funding opportunities will be offered to individuals who would like to pursue a career in behavioral health and have been accepted into an academic program.

  • Master of Arts or Science (MA/MS) in psychology, social work, human services, or other appropriate fields from an accredited college or university.
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science (BA/BS) in social work, counseling, or a similar degree from an accredited program prior to applying to a graduate program.
  • Associates of Arts or Science (AA/AS) in human services or a related field.
  • Paraprofessional Training and Certifications

SCF recognizes the need for individuals who are currently behavioral health providers to increase their skill sets and improve customer-owner care as well as creating potential pathways to advancement to more senior clinical positions. Certifications will also be supported for training and certifications to include chemical dependency counseling, intensive case management, behavioral health case management, and behavioral health aide training.

Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHAT)

Dental Health Aide Therapists provide professional and culturally competent dental care and prevention services to rural Alaska and improving access to dental care for Alaska Native people.

The Alaska Dental Therapy Educational Program is offered by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) in partnership with Ilisagvik Tribal College.  DHAT students complete a two-year program with ANTHC and Ilisagvik College, then complete 400 hours of preceptorship with a supervising dentist at SCF. The first year (pre-clinical and didactic) is completed in Anchorage, and the 2nd year (clinical) is completed in Bethel, AK. Preceptorship Completion of the program and preceptorship results in an associate degree eligibility to apply for their certification through the Alaska Community Health Aide Program Certification Board (CHAPCB).

Applications are now open for the Southcentral Foundation Dental Health Aide Therapist (DHAT) Scholarship opportunity. Upon completion of the DHAT training program with ANTHC and Ilisagvik, and preceptorship hours with Southcentral Foundation, the DHAT student will be eligible to apply for a DHAT position within one of SCF’s Dental clinics.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
Track Day Classes

Class hours

Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday Additional Hours may be required by course

Length of program

12 months in Anchorage and then 12 months in Bethel

Length of service obligation

3 years from Date of Hire as a DHAT

Scholarship Amount

All costs and fees associated with the program will be covered by the SCF Scholarship Program

Stipend Amount

$1500 per month

Rent Amount

up to $1500 per month in Anchorage/up to $2400 per month in Bethel

Travel Amount

Will include initial travel to Bethel, travel to Anchorage from Bethel and back to Bethel for Christmas, and travel from Bethel to Anchorage upon completion of the program

Available for current Southcentral Foundation (SCF) Employees only.

Southcentral Foundation is committed to providing funding opportunities for current Southcentral Foundation who are pursuing their education in nonclinical careers.

Eligibility Requirements include being a current SCF Regular Full Time AN/AI employee, who is scheduled to work thirty-two (32) hours or more per week on a regular basis.

For more information the Scholarship Program Procedure is available on the SCF Intranet.