Scholarship Application Open: January 15, 2024 - March 15, 2024

Dr. John Halligan graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point in 1985 and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences with an MD. After completing his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington, Dr. Halligan served in the US Army as a Radiation Oncologist until his retirement as a Colonel in 2008. After retiring from the military, Dr. Halligan fulfilled a decades-long dream and moved to Alaska to become the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Providence Alaska Medical Center. He has since expanded state-of-the-art cancer care in Alaska by opening Radiation Oncology Clinics in Soldotna, Juneau, and the MatSu Valley so Alaskans could receive care closer to their homes.

The scholarship will provide $2500 to an undergraduate student studying the health sciences in pursuit of a medical career, to further help improve health care in Alaska.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a graduate/in their senior year at an Alaskan high school
  • Applicant must be enrolled/planning to enroll full-time and pursuing/planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in the health sciences at a University of Alaska campus

Applicants will be Asked to Provide:

  • Resume
  • Personal Essay
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Financial Need
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Proof of Application or Acceptance to a post-secondary institution

IMPORTANT: Scholarship recipients must submit their student ID number and program information to ACF through the online system before their award can be disbursed. If we do not receive the above information by June 30, 2024, the scholarship may not be awarded. Please contact ACF is you cannot send in the information by this date.

Contact The Alaska Community Foundation with questions: or 907-334-6700

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