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Alaska Pacific University scholarship program for Alaska Tribal Health System employees

APU Alaska Tribal Health System scholarship

Alaska Pacific University offers a scholarship for employees, board members, and dependents of the Alaska Tribal Health System. The tuition scholarship provides awards up to 30% of tuition at APU for degree or certificate programs or 100% for up to five high school student dependents for the Early Honors program. Employees, board members, and their dependents must complete the scholarship application and be admitted to APU by the deadlines to be eligible for the term of enrollment.

Scholarship terms and conditions are reviewed annually.

Download an informational flier for the 2021-22 academic year.

Scholarship Application

To apply for the scholarship, complete the APU ATHS scholarship application as soon as possible. ANTHC assists APU in determining eligibility and verifying employment. Scholarship applications must be submitted by the semester’s first full day of classes, for which the student intends to enroll, as set by the University Academic Calendar.

APU Admission

To apply for admission to APU, visit alaskapacific.edu/apply. Please see the APU web page for academic programs, admission requirements and deadlines.

APU offers in-person courses, as well as a variety of programs that offer synchronous distance delivery of coursework and/or a low-residency requirement for completion. APU’s goal is to work with students to help prepare the path towards future success and achievements.

Contact Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Employment

  • Do I have to pay ANTHC back if I end my employment during the semester I have the scholarship?
    No, there is no general repayment clause.
  • Do I need to be a full-time employee to receive the scholarship?
    No, part-time employees and their dependents may be eligible. Contact learning@anthc.org with additional eligibility questions.
  • What if I have to quit my job during my graduate degree internship? Will ANTHC still help pay the tuition?
    No, but you can keep the scholarship for a semester you already started.

Scholarship eligibility and approved costs

  • If myself or my dependent get the discount this semester, do we have to apply every semester? Or does it renew automatically if I am still enrolled in courses?
    You must remain in good academic standing, enrolled in a degree-seeking program, and employed by a Tribal health organization in order to receive this tuition discount. You do not need to re-apply for the scholarship prior to each term.
  • In order to attend college, my child would have to move to Southcentral Alaska. Are portions of room and board reimbursable under this plan?
    This plan only applies to the cost of tuition. Room, board and other fees are the student’s responsibility. The amount may not exceed the remaining cost of tuition when combined with other institutional scholarships and discounts, APU donor-funded scholarships, Federal Student Aid grants, and state scholarships and grants.
  • Does any portion of my costs for books or other supplies qualify for scholarship funding? Or is it only for tuition?
    This plan only applies to the cost of tuition. Room, board and other fees are the student’s responsibility. The amount may not exceed the remaining cost of tuition when combined with other institutional scholarships and discounts, APU donor-funded scholarships, Federal Student Aid grants, and state scholarships and grants.
  • Is the scholarship for one semester or a year?
    Recipient eligibility is verified each semester through employer verification. A recipient must remain in good academic standing, enrolled in a degree program, and employed by a Tribal Health Organization in order to receive this scholarship. The terms and conditions of this scholarship are for the 2021-22 school year only and will be reviewed annually.
  • Do I pay the tuition and then get reimbursed?
    The scholarship will be applied to the total cost of tuition based on the qualifying degree program. Students will be responsible for any other costs not covered by the scholarship.
  • What if I drop or withdraw from the classes?
    APU billing policies will apply, which are determined by the date at which courses are dropped or withdrawn. Contact APU Financial Aid and Registrar offices before dropping any classes.
  • What if I am already a current student at APU? Am I still eligible?
     As long as you are otherwise eligible, you may receive this scholarship. Please submit a scholarship application as soon as possible.
  • Is there a limit to the number of people who can participate?
    There are no restrictions on undergraduate and graduate level scholarships. However, there are five scholarships available in the Early Honors program.
  • What if I have other outside scholarships?
    The amount may not exceed the remaining cost of tuition when combined with other institutional scholarships and discounts, APU donor-funded scholarships, Federal Student Aid grants, and state scholarships and grants. However, student loans and private scholarships can help pay the remainder of your balance.
  • What if I don’t get into APU? Can ANTHC help me appeal?
    Admission into APU is at the discretion of the University. If denied, you can submit an Admissions Decision Appeal form to the APU Director of Admissions.
  • Is this offer transferable to UAA or the distance course I’m already enrolled in?
    No, this program is only for enrollment at APU.
  • Is this a trial program? Could I lose my funding after a year?
    The terms of this scholarship are for the 2021-2022 academic year only. Scholarship terms and conditions are reviewed annually.
  • Are there any programs that do not qualify for the ATHS Scholarship? 
    Yes. Specialty programs, like the Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program (ANELP), and any partnership programs where students are receiving discounted tuition and/or fee rates, such as the Undergraduate Health Occupations Certificates, do not qualify. 

Dependents

  • Who is considered a dependent?
    Refer to ANTHC Human Resources policy for definition of dependents. Contact ANTHC with any questions.
  • Are dependents for this scholarship determined by the same process as a legal dependent for benefits coverage? (e.g., my live-in boyfriend’s son – would he qualify?)
    Refer to ANTHC Human Resources policy for definition of dependents. Contact ANTHC with any questions.
  • Who is considered an Alaska Tribal Health System employee or Board member?
    An employee who works for one of the 31 Tribal health organizations recognized by the Indian Health Service and/or serves on their Board of Directors.
  • Does the word “dependent” include spouses or only children?
    Refer to ANTHC Human Resources policy for definition of dependents. Contact ANTHC with any questions.

Academic requirements

  • If I or my dependent fails a course, do I have to reimburse ANTHC for those costs?
    No, there is no requirement for reimbursement but it may impact future eligibility.
  • Is there a set amount of time that I must obtain my degree (e.g., within 5 years)?
    No, however there are academic time limits and financial aid time limits as described in the University catalog. 
  • Is there a minimum number of credits per semester I have to enroll in to qualify?
    One course is the minimum requirement.
  • Can I be non-degree seeking?
    The program is only available for degree-seeking and certificate-seeking students at APU.
  • If my program requires an internship, will ANTHC help me find one?
    You would work directly with APU’s career services office for these kinds of opportunities but ANTHC may be an internship option depending on your program.
  • What degree programs are eligible for the 25%scholarship?
    25% scholarships are not available. All degree and certificate programs are eligible for a 30% scholarship.
  • What degree programs are eligible for the 50%scholarship?
    50% scholarships are not available. All degree and certificate programs are eligible for a 30% scholarship.
  • Is there a GPA requirement for continuing to receive the scholarship? Can I get Fs or incompletes and still get additional scholarships to retake classes?
    Students must remain in good academic standing at APU. The terms of this scholarship are for the 2021-2022 academic year only. Scholarship terms and conditions are reviewed annually.
  • If I’m already enrolled in courses and already paid, can I receive reimbursement?
    No, this is a scholarship program and does not offer tuition reimbursement. To receive this scholarship, you must apply prior to the first day of classes for the term.