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Alaska Supporting Health Care Access through Loan Repayment (SHARP-I)

Alaska Department of Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Supporting Healthcare Access through Loan Repayment - I (SHARP-I) offers loan repayment assistance to certain healthcare professionals in exchange for agreeing to practice for a minimum of 2 years in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Alaska.


The following healthcare professionals are eligible to apply:

  • Primary care physician (MD or DO), including psychiatrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist (DDS or DMD)
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physician assistant
  • Registered nurse
  • Certified nurse midwife
  • Psychologist (Ph.D. or PsyD)
  • Clinical social worker (LCSW)
  • Psychiatric nurse specialist (PNS)
  • Licensed professional counselor (LPC)
  • Marriage and family therapist (MFT)
  • Registered clinical dental hygienist
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amounts are based on provider type.

Application process

Begin the application process by submitting the SHARP inquiry form.

Inquiries are accepted year-round. Candidates are reviewed during months of June and/or July, with resulting contract start-dates on or around Sept 1 each year.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Alaska

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