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

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Aug 31, 2018

Dr. Robert Sewell


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

Up to $35,000 per year is offered to physicians, dentists, pharmacists, and psychiatrists, with up to $47,000 per year for very hard to fill positions. All other professions are eligible for up to $20,000 per year, with up to $27,000 per year for very hard to fill positions

Application process

Links to application instructions and application forms are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be emailed to

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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