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Upcoming December 1, 2020 Deadline

Applicants seeking funding for fall 2020 degree-seeking awards and vocational training taking place during the 2020 calendar year are closed.

The December 1, 2020 deadline is for both degree-seeking students attending winter and/or spring 2021 terms as well as vocational training students with coursework taking place in the 2021 calendar year.

The applications will be available November 1, 2020 and the deadline will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

This huge booklet contains information from selecting a school to finding an internship. It also includes hundreds of scholarship opportunities across many disciplines- the focus is on Native students, so you do not need to be affiliated with CIRI to benefit from this book.

Click here to download!

In compliance with Federal law, your application’s information will not be released to another party, including parents or family members, without specific written consent. A general release of information consent is in effect until revoked in writing. Please note, however, that applicants must submit a new information request form with each application they wish to have TCF share information in order for TCF to utilize updated documents.
Stories shared by TCF recipients, project grant participants, and those impacted by TCF.

Project Grant Funding Opportunities

The next project grant deadline is
November 1, 2020
Project Grants

Start with the goals of each program, and consider whether your project will impact the beneficiaries of The CIRI Foundation (CIRI original enrollees and their direct lineal descendants) or Alaska Native people
more generally.

Your organization may be eligible to apply for more than one grant program.

Project Grant Resources
Alaska Native Artist Resource Workbook

The Alaska State Council on the Arts, in partnership with The CIRI Foundation, is pleased to provide the Alaska Native Artist Resource Workbook to assist Alaska Native artists in furthering their artistic careers. 

On January 14, 2020 the Alaska State Council on the Arts’ office re-opened after funding was reinstated August 19, 2019. Please call ASCA’s main line at 907-269-6610 for assistance with grants and programs.

Grant Writing Handbook

The purpose of this Grant Writing Handbook is to offer suggestions and clarify the process of writing a grant proposal for arts funding. It is adapted from the First Peoples’ Cultural Council of British Columbia to provide information and resources specific to Alaskan artists. We are grateful for this partnership enabling us to increase our resources to perpetuate and promote the unique artistic and cultural traditions of Alaska Native peoples!

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