Health Fields of Study

Tanana Chiefs Conference is offering programs for high school students interested in health careers and advocacy. Click on the below links or email for more details.

Hands On Health Careers

Tribal Youth Advocates

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a FREE summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage.


The University of Iowa Health Sciences Colleges is pleased to offer an enriching six week experience with SHPEP. The Health Sciences Colleges include the Carver College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, and College of Public Health. They strongly believe in the value of exposing students from underrepresented backgrounds to the possibility of pursuing health fields and supporting their goals in accomplishing that dream to help improve the health of society at large.

Click HERE for more information or to apply!


2016 Alaska AHEC Behavioral Health Summer Camps

There will be three camps held this summer located at three different locations in Alaska. Students will be placed in camps based on availability, region and vacancies.

Barrow: June 12-18
Fairbanks: July 18-22
Anchorage: August 1-5

These camps are designed for students ages 15-21 to explore career pathways in the field of behavioral health. Students will earn 1 college credit and learn about key topics in behavioral health including abuse, neglect, wellness strategies, addiction, grief, stress, therapeutic practices, and mental health while discovering career paths. Students will explore careers including behavioral health aides, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other positions within the field of behavioral health and human services.

For more information click here or contact

BLaST Undergraduate Scholarships are due June 18, 2016. A flyer is attached for distribution.


For more information about BLaST visit

BLaST Scholars 2016-17-3.pdf

BLaST Scholar Application.pdf


ANTHC awards ten (10) scholarships of $5000 to Alaska Native or American Indian students who meet the following requirements:

  • Permanent Alaska residents
  • Interested in working in a healthcare related field • Currently enrolled in a formal education or training program

The scholarship application is open in the Spring of 2016 and may be used for tuition, books, and fees for professional certificate programs or higher education degrees (Associates, Bachelors, Masters and PhDs) for the Fall ’16 through Summer ’17 semesters.

ANTHC grants these scholarships as an integral part of its long-term strategy to increase Alaska Natives and American Indians in the healthcare field.

The application can be found at

The deadline to apply is June 3rd, 2016.

Seniors graduating in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District,

If you plan on attending UAF or UAF CTC and are interested in careers in technology, education or health care, this is the scholarship for them!   It is a 1 page application, a transcript and a interview (done at school).    Super easy!   $1000!    It’s the JOHN KELLY SCHOLARSHIP.

The Jackson Laboratory is now accepting applications for its 2016 Summer Student Program. All application materials, including recommendation letters, are due by February 2, 2016.

The Summer Student Program (SSP) is a ten-week research internship in genetics and genomics open to US high school and undergraduate students. Internships are offered at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, and at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. SSP interns are provided a weekly stipend and other benefits including full room and board and round trip travel from home to the Laboratory.

Participants will conduct independent research as part of a lab team seeking to advance our understanding of the causes and treatment of disease. Students may select from a range of projects including bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, development, neurobiology, reproductive biology, metabolism, immunology, aging, cancer, and many more.

Click here for a full program description and here for eligibility information. Students must apply online and all supplemental materials must be received by the February 2, 2016 deadline.

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution, dedicated to contributing to a future of better health care based on the unique genetic makeup of each individual. Click here to learn more.

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