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Alaska Pacific University scholarship program for Alaska Tribal Health System employees

APU Scholarship for Alaska Tribal Health System employees

An Alaska Pacific University tuition scholarship is now available to anyone employed in the Alaska Tribal Health System (ATHS) and their dependents. The tuition scholarship is up to 50 percent and the program is provided/funded by APU and ANTHC.

ATHS employees must be admitted as a new student in a degree-seeking program at APU to qualify for this tuition scholarship. Eligible candidates are encouraged to submit an APU application for admission and the ANTHC scholarship application as soon as possible. APU admission deadlines are Aug. 1 for Fall enrollment and Dec. 1 for Spring enrollment. Please contact APU Office of Admissions at (907) 564-8248 or admissions@alaskapacific.edu for more information on admission.

Scholarship terms and conditions are reviewed annually.

Download an informational flier for 2018-19 school year here.

Scholarship program contact information

To apply for admission to APU, visit alaskapacific.edu/apply, or contact the APU Office of Admissions at (907) 564-8248 or admissions@alaskapacific.edu.

To learn more about the scholarship program, contact ANTHC at (907) 729-1301 or learning@anthc.org. To speak with someone about career opportunities at ANTHC, please contact careers@anthc.org or call(907) 729-1301.

Qualifying scholarship degree programs

APU will offer the following discounts to ATHS employees and their dependents who are qualified, new APU students:

  • 50 percent discount* on tuition costs for: AK Bridge Program (RN – BSN), Community Health (AAS); Counseling Psychology (Bachelor, Master and Doctorate); Creative and Professional Writing (BA); Environmental Science (MS) Marine and Environmental Sciences (BS); Outdoor Studies (BA); Sustainability Studies (BA); Health Services Administration Concentration (MBA); and Outdoor and Environmental Education (MS)
  • 25 percent discount* on tuition costs for: Alaska Native Governance (BA); Alaska Rural Management certificate; Business Administration (AA); Business Administration and Management (BA); Liberal Studies (BA); Master of Arts Program (MA); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Strategic Leadership (MBA); Information and Communication Technology (MBA); Graduate Studies in Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (certificate); Graduate Studies in Investments (certificate); and Accelerated Business Administration and Management/Master of Business Administration (BA, MBA)
  • Five (5) full scholarships in the Early Honors program for high school age dependents of employees

*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.

Frequently Asked Questions about the APU scholarship for Alaska Tribal Health System employees

Employment

  • Do I have to pay ANTHC back if I end my employment during the semester I have the discount?
    No, there is no general repayment clause.
  • What if I have to quit my job during my graduate degree internship? Will ANTHC still help pay the tuition?
    No, 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.

Scholarship eligibility and approved costs

  • If myself or my dependent get the discount this semester, do we have to enroll for it 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.
  • 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. 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. 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?
    The terms of this scholarship are for the 2018-2019 school year only. Scholarship terms and conditions are 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 the classes?
    APU billing policies will apply, which are determined by the date at which courses are dropped. Contact APU Financial Aid and Registrar offices before dropping any classes.
  • What if I am already a current student, am I still eligible?
    This program is for new APU students only.
  • Is there a limit to the number of people who can participate?
    There are 100 spots in the undergraduate and graduate levels and five spots in the Early Honors program.
  • What if I have other outside scholarships?
    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.
  • 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 2018-2019 school year only. Scholarship terms and conditions are reviewed annually.

Dependents

  • Who is considered a dependent?
    Refer to ANTHC Human Resources policy for definition of dependents.
  • Is who qualifies as a dependent the same as what would warrant a legal dependent for benefits coverage? (i.e., my live-in boyfriend’s son – would he qualify?)
    Refer to ANTHC Human Resources policy for definition of dependents.
  • Who is considered an Alaska Tribal Health System employee?
    An employee who works for one of the 31 Tribal health organizations recognized by the Indian Health Service.
  • Does the word “dependent” include spouses or only children?
    Refer to ANTHC Human Resources policy for definition of dependents.

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.
  • If myself or my dependent fail to obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree, do we have to reimburse ANTHC for the costs?
    No.
  • Is there is set amount of time that I must obtain my degree (i.e., within 5 years)?
    No.
  • 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 for new degree-seeking students at APU.
  • If my program requires an internship, will ANTHC help me find one?
    You would work directly with APU’s student services department for these kinds of opportunities but ANTHC is an internship option depending on your program.
  • What degree programs are eligible for the 25 percent scholarship?
    New students admitted to the following APU degree programs: Alaska Native Governance (BA); Alaska Rural Management certificate; Business Administration (AA); Business Administration and Management (BA); Liberal Studies (BA); Master of Arts Program (MA); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Strategic Leadership (MBA); Information and Communication Technology (MBA); Graduate Studies in Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (certificate); Graduate Studies in Investments (certificate); and Accelerated Business Administration and Management/Master of Business Administration (BA, MBA)
  • What degree programs are eligible for the 50 percent scholarship?
    New students admitted to the following APU degree programs: AK Bridge Program (RN – BSN), Community Health (AAS); Counseling Psychology (Bachelor, Master and Doctorate); Creative and Professional Writing (BA); Environmental Science (MS) Marine and Environmental Sciences (BS); Outdoor Studies (BA); Sustainability Studies (BA); Health Services Administration Concentration (MBA); and Outdoor and Environmental Education (MS)
  • 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?
    The terms of this scholarship are for the 2018-2019 school year only. Scholarship terms and conditions are reviewed annually. Students must remain in good-academic standing at APU. Academic performance will impact your chances of being renewed.
  • If I’m already enrolled in courses and already paid, can I receive reimbursement?
    No, this program is for new APU students only.

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