Scholarships for American Indians
KONIAG EDUCATION FOUNDATION VOCATIONAL EDUCATION GRANTS
Attn: Koniag Education Foundation
6927 Old Seward Highway, Suite 103
Anchorage, AK 99518-2283
(907) 562-9093 Toll-free: (888) 562-9093
Fax: (907) 562-9023 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose - To provide financial assistance to Alaska Natives with ties to the Koniag region who are interested in a program of vocational education.
Eligibility - This program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and currently-enrolled vocational school students who are Alaska Native shareholders of the Koniag region or descendants of those original enrollees. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and be enrolled or planning to enroll in a state-accredited or municipally-recognized vocational school. They must supply proof of eligibility; a demonstration of how the training will assist them in gaining employment, job security, and/or advancement; and documentation of financial need. Along with their application, they must submit a 300- to 600-word letter that includes their personal and family history, their schooling or work history, and their educational and life goals.
Financial data - Stipends range up to $2,500. Funds are sent directly to the recipient's school and may be used for tuition, books, supplies, room, board, and transportation.
Duration - At least 6 weeks; may be renewed, provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Additional information - The Koniag Education Foundation was established in 1993 by the directors of Koniag, Inc. The Koniag region covers Kodiak Island, many smaller islands, and a portion of the Alaska Peninsula.
Number awarded - Varies each year.
Deadline - March of each year for summer term; May of each year for fall or spring term.