Scholarships for American Indians
KENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Kenaitze Indian Tribe
P.O. Box 988
Kenai, AK 99611
(907) 283-3633 Fax: (907) 283-3052
Purpose - To provide financial assistance to members of recognized Native Alaskan Tribes who plan to attend college or graduate in any state.
Eligibility - This program is open to members of federally recognized tribes and Native Alaskans of at least one-quarter degree blood. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll full time at a college or university in any state and work on a baccalaureate degree. They are also expected to apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA. Along with their application, they must submit a letter on their goals and educational plans, verification of Indian ancestry (CIB or tribal card), a letter of acceptance to the school they plan to attend, transcripts, a completed FAFSA application, and an Alaska driver's license. Limited support may be provided to graduate students if funds are available.
Financial data - The amount awarded varies, depending upon the available funds and the recipient's unmet needs. Funds are paid directly to the educational institution.
Duration - 1 year; may be renewed if the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Additional information - This program is funded by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Number awarded - Varies each year.
Deadline - May of each year for fall; November of each year for spring or winter.