Scholarships for American Indians

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 KENAI NATIVES ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT 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                                 E-mail: tcf@thecirifoundation.org

Web: www.thecirifoundation.org

Purpose - To provide financail assistance for undergraduate or graduate studies to Alaska Natives who are original enrollees of the Kenai Natives Association (KNA) and their lineal descendants.

Eligibility - This program is open to Alaska Native enrollees of KNA 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 2-year, 4-year, or graduate degree program or technical skills training program. They must have a GPA of 2.5 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 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 depends on the availibility of funds.

Duration - 1 semester; recipients must reapply each semester.

Additional information - This program was established in 1989. Funds are provided by the KNA and the Tanaina Corporation with matching funds from the CIRI Foundation.

Number awarded - 1 or more each year.

Deadline - May or November of each year.