Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


Carl H. Marrs Scholarship Fund

Cook Inlet Region, Inc.

Attn: The CIRI Foundation

3600 San Jeronimo Drive, Suite 256

Anchorage, AK 99508-2870

(907) 793-3575 Toll-free: (800) 764-3382

Fax: (907) 793-3585




To provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate studies in business-related fields to Alaska Natives who are original enrollees to Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) and their lineal descendants.


This program is open to Alaska Native enrollees to CIRI under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971 and their lineal descendants. There are no Alaska residency requirements or age limitations. Applicants must be accepted or enrolled full time in a 4-year undergraduate or a graduate degree program in business administrations, economics, finance, organizational management, accounting, or a similar field. They must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word statement on their educational and career goals and how they are contributing, or planning to contribute, to a positive Alaska Native community. Selection is based on that statement, academic achievement, rigor of course work or degree program, student financial contribution, financial need, grade level, previous work performance, community service, and relationship of degree program to career goals.

Financial Data:

The stipend is $20,000 per year.


1 year; may be renewed.

Additional Information:

This program was established in 2001.

Number Awarded:

Varies each year; recently, 2 of these scholarships were awarded.


 May of each year.