Scholarships for American Indians

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Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities

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LARRY MATFAY SCHOLARSHIP

Koniag Incorporated

Attn: Koniag Education Foundation

6927 Old Seward Highway, Suite 103

Anchorage, AK 9918-2283

(907) 562-9093                                            Toll-free: (888) 562-9093

Fax: (907) 562-9093                                    E-mail: kef@alaska.com

Web: www.koniageducation.org

Purpose - To provide financial assistance to Alaska Natives with ties to the Koniag region who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate study in a field related to Alutiiq culture.

Eligibility - This program is open to college junuirs, seniors, and graduate students who are Alaska Native shareholders of the Koniag region or descendants of those original enrollees. Applicants must supply proof of eligibility and documentation of financial need. They must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher cumulatively (3.0 or higher within their major) and be majoring in anthropology, history, Alaska Native or American Indian studies, or another discipline that involves research and learning about Alutiiq culture. Along with their application, they must submit a 300- to 600-word letter that includes their personal and family history, theri schooling or work history, and their educational and life goals.

Financial data - The stipend is $1,000 per year. Funds are sent directly to the recipient's school and may be used for tuition, books, supplies, room, board, and transportation.

Duration - 1 year; may be renewed.

Additional information - Recipients are also eligible to apply for a Koniag Education Foundation Academic Achievement/Graduate Scholarship. 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 - 1 each year.

Deadline - March of each year for summer term; May of each year for fall or spring term.