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Supporting the Future

Sunshine Community Health Center is invested in building healthy communities. We are committed to accessible, proactive, quality healthcare, promoting community wellness through outreach and education. 

student scholarships

Our scholarships help defray the cost of higher education in degree and certificate programs in the fields of health and human services.  The purpose of this scholarship is to promote, facilitate, and increase the knowledge and understanding of the vital role of community health care in rural areas. The scholarships will recognize the individual's scholastic achievements, leadership and citizenship attributes, and their role in community wellness.


Student shadowing

Sunshine Community Health Center supports the future of the health care industry by allowing students to shadow our providers to meet their scholastic requirements. Contact our Human Resources department for more information. 


apprenticeship program

We work with the Alaska Primary Care Association (APCA) to provide apprenticeship program opportunities for our staff. Through this we can build up our workforce and the communities we live in. 


  • Clinical Medical Assistant 

  • Medical Administrative Assistant

  • Electronic Health Record Specialist

  • Dental Assistant 

  • Billing and Coding Specialist

  • Community Health Worker

The APCA is an organization with the mission to advance Alaska's wellness through the support of vibrant and effective Community Health Centers. They work with our organization (and others like ours) to promote, expand, and optimize access to primary care for all Alaskans.


staff scholarships

Our Board of Directors provides staff scholarships to qualifying employees to help cover their existing tuition cost and benefit our communities. 

Student Scholarships


The goal of Sunshine Community Health Center's scholarship program is to increase the health and human services workforce in the Matanuska Susitna Valley, the state, and the country. 

We will award scholarships, up to $2,000 each. Scholarships will honor those individuals who have had an impact in their community and school, through leadership and willingness to work with and help others. Finalist will be asked to participate in a Zoom interview with the Board of Director's Advocacy Committee. 

Applications are available January 1, and due by April 1. Funds are available to recipients in June 2024.

Minimum requirements 

  1. Applicants must be a senior in high school and accepted into a higher education degree program or certificate program with a concentration in health care, behavioral health care, or social services. 

  2. Application must have participated in at least 1 extracurricular or service project. 

  3. Applicants must complete the essay application. 

  4. Applicants must have a letter of recommendation from their school counselor (or teacher) and community member. 

  5. Applicant must include their current unofficial transcript. 

  6. The counselor or department chair must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate. 

  7. All materials must be included in the online application or postmarked to:

    SCHC Scholarship
    HC 89 BOX 8190
    34300 Talkeetna Spur Road
    Talkeetna AK 99676

Questions can be emailed to

Essay Requirements

The purpose of this scholarship is to promote, facilitate, and increase the knowledge and understanding of the vital role of community health care in rural areas. The scholarships will recognize the scholastic, leadership, and citizenship attributes of high school students and their role in community wellness. Some of these attributes are a desire to help others, empathy, compassion, and integrity. 

On a 8.5 x 11 single spaced 12-point Time New Roman or Geneva Style font, please address the following statements:

  • What experience(s) has impacted your choice of a health-related career?

  • What is your long-term goal on your chosen path? 

Please upload the essay at the end of the Scholarship Application below. 

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Student Scholarship Application

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Thank you for your submission. We will contact you once our Board of Directors has had time to review your application.

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