Edelman Scholarship

Edelman History

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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


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 and return to Southeast Alaska. 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 degree seeking in Health Sciences

4.  Full time student (enrolled in at least 9 credit hours) 


Please include the following in order to be considered for the Grace and Phil Edelman Health Sciences Scholarship:
1. Completed Application
2. Transcripts
3. Two sealed recommendation forms*
4. Essay covering your goals and interests in Health Sciences careers and your stated intent to return to Southeast Alaska upon education completion.


Please do not use report covers, staples or paper clips, and do not print double-sided. You will be evaluated on your ability to follow these directions.

*If you have been AWARDED the Edelman previously and are applying again for this current course year, you will not need to send in recommendation forms.




Edelman Scholars Working in Southeast Alaska

Kathleen Hansen 2011/2012 Scholar |Director of Infant Learning Program/Occupational Therapist at REACH Inc.

Lauren Hopson 2016/2017 Scholar | Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Glacier Pediatrics

Maike Undurraga-Perl 2018/2019 Scholar | Registered Nurse at Bartlett CCU

Sarah Sjostedt 2015/2017 Scholar | Family Nurse Practitioner at Valley Medical Care

Morgan Ramseth 2014/2016 Scholar | Nurse at Bartlett CCU

Melina Mack 2015/2017 Scholar | Nurse at Bartlett CCU

Gina Heffern 2017/2018 Scholar | Pharmacist at Bartlett Regional Hospital

 Sarah Roemeling 2015/2016 Scholar | Nurse at Bartlett OB - Nurse of the Year Women's Health Award 2019