Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


CIRI Foundation Excellence Scholarship

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 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 graduate degree program.  They must have a GPA of 3.5 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 basted on :

  • that statement
  • academic achievement
  • rigor of course work or degree program
  • student financial contribution
  •  financial need
  • grade level
  • previous work performance
  • community service
  • relationship of degree program to career goals

Financial data

The stipend is $10,000 per year


1 year (2 semesters).

Number awarded

Varies each year; recently, 7 of these scholarships were awarded


May of each year