Welcome to the website of Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC), a tribally owned and operated, independent, not-for-profit health care organization. NSHC operates the Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome and clinics in the 15 villages within the 44,000 square miles that comprise the Bering Strait region.
NSHC was established in 1970 to meet the health care needs of the Bering Strait region’s Inupiaq, Siberian Yupik and Yup’ik people. Its mission is to provide quality health services and promote wellness within our people and environment.
Education is Expensive
We Can Help!
Norton Sound Health Corporation offers scholarships/internships for eligible students who are pursuing higher education.
Depending on the needs of the corporation, students pursuing the medical field (such as physicians, nursing, pharmacy, and physician assistants) may have priority.
NSHC may fund students pursuing a non-medical related degree if the degree will help further the vision and mission of the organization.
Tribal Members from the Bering Straits Region, who commit to returning to the region and possible employment with NSHC, will have priority.
Fulfill the requirements, fill out an application, and you can earn financial aid to assist you toward your education goal!
• Graduating Senior Due Date: April 30
• Fall Term Due Date: June 30
• Spring Term Due Date: December 31
Affordable Care Act & Alaska Native People
Beginning January 1, 2014 every American must demonstrate health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Alaska Native & American Indian people are exempt from the requirement to purchase insurance.