The Grace and Phil Edelman Health Sciences scholarship is awarded to students from Southeast Alaska who intend to pursue degrees in Health Sciences at accredited colleges. Scholarship recipients must be full-time students and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to remain eligible for renewal of the scholarship. The following requirements must be met to apply:

1. Minimum GPA  of 3.0 

2. Southeast Alaskan residency 

3. Associate, Bachelor, Graduate degrees in Health Sciences

4.  Full time student


Please include the following in order to be considered for the Grace and Phil Edelman Health Sciences Scholarship:

1.Completed Application


3.Two sealed recommendation forms

4.Essay covering goals and interests in Health Sciences careers and intent to return to Southeast Alaska.

Please do not use report covers, staples or paper clips, and do not print double-sided.

Scholarship Criteria 2018

Scholarship Application Forms 2018



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Grace and Phillip Edelman

Grace and Phillip Edelman were married on January 5, 1939. In the winter of 1950 they began their great adventure from New Jersey through Canada and on to Alaska. They homesteaded in Palmer, Alaska, living in a teardrop tent until they built their cabin. Two years later, they sold their cabin and began traveling and taking short term jobs throughout Alaska as a way to see the state. They moved to Juneau in 1962 and remained there for the rest of their lives.

Grace and Phil Edelman worked hard and served the community they so loved. The Grace and Phil Edelman Scholarship Endowment was created with great care and concern for the health and welfare of Southeast Alaska communities and society at large. The Edelman's intended to provide financial assistance to students pursuing health sciences, allowing the students to not only further their careers, but also to encourage their return to Southeast Alaska. Since 2009, Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation has awarded more than $130,000 through the Edelman Scholarship Endowment, to provide financial assistance to students who are seeking a degree in health sciences.Students can be awarded up to $5000 annually.

Phillip Charles Edelman  - January 31, 1917 - March 26, 2002
Grace Jean Edelman - December  17, 1917 - October 3, 2006