Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program

The Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program is a program offered to high school students in Alaska through the University of Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education. The goal of the Della Keats Program is to foster, affirm, and encourage high school students’ interest in the medical professions by allowing them to explore health-care careers and to obtain a valuable introduction to college life.

Current high school juniors and seniors in Alaska who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible to apply for the program:

  • Come from an ethnic minority background 
  • Live in rural Alaska (off the road system)
  • Be a first-generation American
  • Be the first in his/her family to go to college
  • Speak English as a second language, and/or
  • Be economically disadvantaged

Housing/Tuition-There is no cost to participants in the program and dormitory housing is provided at no charge. A small stipend is provided to help cover food and miscellaneous expenses of participating in this program.

Year 2: Della Keats Research Program 

Ian van Tets, PhD, Co-Director
Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program
UAA WWAMI School of Medical Education
3211 Providence Drive, HSB 301
Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone: 907-786-4705
FAX: 907-786-4700

The 2016 UAA Della Keats Summer Programs were generously supported and/or administered by:

WWAMI School of Medical Education

Alaska Kidney Foundation

ANTHC/RRANN

Alaska Airlines student flight voucher

Private Donors