Alaska is one of the states with the higher paying CNA jobs available. However the
the state lacks people with Certified Nursing Assistant education and training needed to fill many of those positions.
There are several types of financial aid that are available at nursing assistant schools, such as scholarships that may be combined into your financial aid package. Scholarships can be based on merit, need, demographics, or health career focus. They are frequently referred to as "gift aid" because you are not required to repaid them.
Some Alaska CNA scholarships may require that students complete a FAFSA before eligibility can be determined. Scholarship will not be awarded to individuals if, when combined with all other resources such as (Pell, other outside scholarships, loans, WIA, TRC, etc.), would exceed the student’s unmet need.
Available CNA Scholarships
JLMN scholarship offers financial aide to individuals who are interested in a career in the health care field. This financial assistance is accessible only for the eligible person. It is awarded based on career objective, financial needs, academic achievements and future education. In order to apply for the scholarship, the candidate –
- should be resident of Alaska;
- must submit an application letter that includes his/her family background, future plans, views about the nursing profession, future education plans, and reason behind applying for the scholarship;
- should submit three letters of recommendations (from teacher, employer and any person other than the relative who knows the aspirant well);
- should submit college or high school transcripts of credits and grades, and one photograph;
- must submit completed application and ACT/SAT scores.
JoAnn LaCour Memorial Nursing Scholarship Committee
6601 Beechcraft Road
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Phone: (907) 240-8316
Ketchikan CNA Scholarship
Each semester there are various scholarship opportunities available for the Certified Nurse Aide Program
Esther Louise Largen Nursing Scholarship
Provides scholarships to University of Alaska Fairbanks Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) students. Minimum Award: Covers 1 year tuition, books, and fees.
Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF)
Awards Academic Scholarships and Vocational Scholarships to residents of the Mat-Su Borough interested in pursuing health-related careers and nonprofit management careers. You will need to check out the Scholarship eligibility requirements below
The Foundation grants scholarships to the Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College U.A.A. each semester for two students seeking a degree as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and two students pursuing a degree in other related health care fields.
Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG)
Is administered by the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, was created to provide education and training to TANF recipients and other low-income individuals seeking a career in healthcare. You will have to meet the General Eligibility Requirement as well as additional program requirements.
The HPOG program provides training and education in the following areas:
Personal Care Assistant
Certified Nursing Assistant
Associates of Science in Nursing (competitive)
Medical Office Assistant
Counselor/Behavioral Health Technician
Insurance Coding & Billing Specialist
Emergency Trauma Technician
Emergency Medical Technician
How to Apply
Check them out by stopping by the HPOG Training and Education Center on the first floor of the Nat’uh Service Center and pick up a Student Application Package. Or Call 793-3322 for more information.