Student Scholarships offered by Anchorage Chapter
ANCHORAGE CHAPTER OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS
FACTS ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The Alaska Medical Assistant Society (AMAS) is an affiliate of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), a national organization. The Anchorage Chapter is a chapter that is affiliated through AMAS with the AAMA. The AAMA provides certification as well as continuing education and other services to its members. Student medical assistants, as well as professionals, may belong to AAMA by completing a membership form online at the AAMA website at www.aama-ntl.org.
SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a medical assisting student in good standing at a medical assisting program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in Anchorage. Presently, the University of Alaska Anchorage Medical Assisting Program is accredited by CAAHEP. One scholarship in the amount of $500.00 will be awarded by the Anchorage Chapter of Medical Assistants to an eligible student enrolled in the UAA Medical Assisting Program.
SELECTION CRITERIA: The Scholarship Committee will review the application packages and score them on the following ten-point system:
Academic Achievements: 2 points
Essay: 2 points
Overall appearance of application: 2 points
Financial need: 2 points
Letters of recommendation: 2 points
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Each applicant is to submit his/her scholarship application package to: Anchorage Chapter of AMAS Scholarship Committee, Attn: Molly Kretchik, CMA, (AAMA), PO Box 3486, Homer, Ak 99603-3486. The application package must be postmarked by March 15, 2018, in order to be considered.
Each package must contain the following:
1. A typed personal information page including:
2. Two letters of recommendation. These may be from instructors (excluding medical assisting instructors/directors), employers, or other supervisors (volunteer or other). The letters must be dated from within the past two years.
3. A copy of your school transcript or letter from your medical assisting director verifying your grades.
4. A typewritten (double-spaced) 250-word essay on why you have chosen Medical Assisting as your career. Be sure to include your name on the essay submitted.
5. **The Financial Information Page with your signature. (Open the Financial Information page here.)
**All information MUST be typewritten with the exception of the starred items. Handwritten applications will be automatically disqualified. No application packages will be returned to applicants. You may wish to keep a copy of your package for yourself.
Scholarships will be awarded to qualified recipients by the Anchorage Chapter of AMAS in April 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards in writing by April 18, 2018. In the event applicant(s) are not deemed qualified or no applications are received, the scholarship(s) will not be awarded and the funds will be returned to the Anchorage Chapter of AMAS to be used for future scholarship awards. The amount of the scholarship will be determined annually by the chapter membership.
We would like to encourage each of you to apply for these scholarships, keeping in mind that the committee does not place heavy emphasis on financial need alone. Good luck to each of you.
Molly Kretchik, CMA (AAMA)
Anchorage Chapter of AMAS Scholarship Committee Chair