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Student Scholarships offered by AMAS 

and Local Chapters

Students are encouraged to apply for all scholarships they are eligible for and to become active in the local and state levels of AMAS. Please note that students in the Anchorage Chapter area are eligible for local as well as state scholarships and the criteria is identical.  Please submit separate forms if applying for both local and state scholarships as you will not automatically be submitted for the other scholarship.

Students may print the financial form from this site to apply for the scholarships.

Alaska STATE Scholarship

ALASKA MEDICAL ASSISTANTS SOCIETY STATE SCHOLARSHIP

FACTS ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The Alaska Medical Assistant Society (AMAS) is an affiliate of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), a national organization.  The AAMA provides certification as well as continuing education and other services to its members. Student medical assistants, as well as professionals, may belong to AAMA by completing a membership form online at the AAMA website at www.aama-ntl.org. Membership forms may also be obtained from the directors of the local Alaska medical assisting programs or by contacting: The American Association of Medical Assistants, 20 North Wacker Dr., Suite 1575, Chicago, IL 60606-2903.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a medical assisting student in good standing at a medical assisting program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Presently, the University of Alaska Anchorage Medical Assisting Program and the Medical Assistant Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are both accredited by CAAHEP. Two scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each will be awarded. One scholarship will be awarded to a qualified recipient from each school.  Additionally, recipients of the scholarship will also receive a one-year membership in the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

SELECTION CRITERIA: The Scholarship Committee will review the application packages and score them on the following ten-point system:

Academic Achievements: 2 points

Essay: 2 points

Overall appearance of application: 2 point

Financial need: 2 point

Letters of recommendation: 2 points

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Each applicant will submit his/her scholarship application package to: AMAS State Scholarship Committee, c/o Amy Samuel, CMA (AAMA),  2888 Doughchee Avenue, North Pole, AK 99705-7563. The application package must be postmarked by March 15, 2012, in order to be considered.

Each package must contain the following:

1. A typed personal information page including:

2. Two letters of recommendation. These may be from instructors (excluding medical assisting instructors/directors), employers, or other supervisors (volunteer or other). The letters must be dated from within the past two years.

3. A copy of your school transcript or letter from your medical assisting director verifying your grades.

4. A typewritten (double-spaced) 250-word essay on why you have chosen Medical Assisting as your career. Be sure to include your name on the essay submitted.

5. **The Financial Information Page with your signature. (Open Financial Information page here.)

**All information MUST be typewritten with the exception of the starred items. Handwritten applications will be automatically disqualified. No application packages will be returned to applicants. You may wish to keep a copy of your package for yourself.

The scholarships will be awarded to qualified recipients at the AMAS Alaska State Convention scheduled for April 2012. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards in writing by April 17, 2012. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to attend the State Convention, but need not be present to receive their scholarships. In the event applicant(s) are not deemed qualified or no applications are received, the scholarship(s) will not be awarded and the funds will be returned to AMAS to be used for future scholarship awards. The amount of the scholarship will be determined annually by the state membership.

We would like to encourage each of you to apply for these scholarships, keeping in mind that the committee does not place heavy emphasis on financial need alone. Good luck to each of you.

Sincerely,

Amy Samuel, CMA (AAMA)

AMAS State Scholarship Committee Chair

 

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Anchorage LOCAL Scholarship

ANCHORAGE CHAPTER OF AMAS SCHOLARSHIP

FACTS ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The Alaska Medical Assistant Society (AMAS) is an affiliate of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), a national organization. The Anchorage Chapter is one of five local chapters in Alaska that is affiliated through AMAS with the AAMA. The AAMA provides certification as well as continuing education and other services to its members. Student medical assistants, as well as professionals, may belong to AAMA by completing a membership form online at the AAMA website at www.aama-ntl.org. Membership forms may also be obtained from the directors of the local Alaska medical assisting programs or by contacting: The American Association of Medical Assistants, 20 North Wacker Dr., Suite 1575, Chicago, IL 60606-2903.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a medical assisting student in good standing at a medical assisting program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Presently, the University of Alaska Anchorage Medical Assisting Program and the Medical Assistant Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are both accredited by CAAHEP.  One scholarship in the amount of $250.00 will be awarded by the Anchorage Chapter of Medical Assistants to an eligible student enrolled in the UAA Medical Assisting Program.

SELECTION CRITERIA: The Scholarship Committee will review the application packages and score them on the following ten-point system:

Academic Achievements: 2 points

Essay: 2 points

Overall appearance of application: 2 points

Financial need: 2 points

Letters of recommendation: 2 points

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Each applicant is to submit his/her scholarship application package to: Anchorage Chapter of AMAS Scholarship Committee, Attn:  Molly Kretchik, CMA, 2511 Crestwood Street, Anchorage, AK 99508. The application package must be postmarked by March 15, 2012, in order to be considered.

Each package must contain the following:

1. A typed personal information page including:

2. Two letters of recommendation. These may be from instructors (excluding medical assisting instructors/directors), employers, or other supervisors (volunteer or other). The letters must be dated from within the past two years.

3. A copy of your school transcript or letter from your medical assisting director verifying your grades.

4. A typewritten (double-spaced) 250-word essay on why you have chosen Medical Assisting as your career. Be sure to include your name on the essay submitted.

5. **The Financial Information Page with your signature. (Open the Financial Information page here.)

**All information MUST be typewritten with the exception of the starred items. Handwritten applications will be automatically disqualified. No application packages will be returned to applicants. You may wish to keep a copy of your package for yourself.

Scholarships will be awarded to qualified recipients by the Anchorage Chapter of AMAS in April 2012. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards in writing by April 18, 2012. In the event applicant(s) are not deemed qualified or no applications are received, the scholarship(s) will not be awarded and the funds will be returned to the Anchorage Chapter of AMAS to be used for future scholarship awards. The amount of the scholarship will be determined annually by the chapter membership.

We would like to encourage each of you to apply for these scholarships, keeping in mind that the committee does not place heavy emphasis on financial need alone. Good luck to each of you.

Sincerely,

Molly Kretchik, CMA

Anchorage Chapter of AMAS Scholarship Committee Chair

 

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