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TCF Recipient

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Trey Oursler

“Rocketing Bearkat”
Story and Photo from: Trey Oursler

I was extremely lucky to be chosen as a recipient through The CIRI Foundation to pursue my college education at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. I studied Communications with a minor in English Literature […]

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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Janelle Feller

“My Education Journey”
Story and Photo by: Janelle Feller (2017)

Hello, my name is Janelle Feller and I am an Athabascan Alaska Native, as well as a member of the Native Village of Ruby. I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and plan […]

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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Marcus Nolan

Patricia Baldwin captured the moment her grandson, Marcus Nolan, received notification that he would have a scholarship from The CIRI Foundation to support his study of engineering. She says, “One very happy Grandson and very happy family. Thank you.”

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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Denise Tuttle

Story by: Denise Tuttle (2017)

“Going Back to School”

Although I teach full-time and have periodically taken educational classes, a Master’s Degree seemed unreachable for me. I wondered if I could manage as a full-time teacher, a mom, a wife and a […]

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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Vanessa Standard

Story and Photo by: Vanessa Standard (2017)

Dear TCF-

Thank you so much for the generous vocational grant that you awarded me. I was able to graduate with my yoga teacher training certification. I am now working with others – teaching them the healing […]

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    TCF Scholarship Recipient- Ashlee Rowland “Now I am Certified!”

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Ashlee Rowland “Now I am Certified!”

Story and Photo by: Ashlee Rowland (2017)

As of October I graduated from my vigorous 800 hour nutrition certification program. I learned so much during the program and would now love to get plugged into the native community or just the Alaskan community in […]

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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Christian Kamkoff

Story and Photo by: Christian Kamkoff

The cultural support of American Indians and Alaskan Natives is incredibly important to the community. A critical component of this support comes through cultural preservation. Equally significant, however, is the continued growth of Native American culture. It is […]

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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Savannah Bickley

My mother tied the makeshift plastic bib around my tiny torso checking to make sure it wasn’t too tight. Guiding my pudgy hands, she gently dipped them into a small bowl of paint (non-toxic of course) and pressed it against […]

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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Tammy Ashley, “My Academic Success”

Tammy AshleyMy name is Tammy Tuttle Ashley, daughter to Terry and Delores Tuttle. I am an original CIRI shareholder born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. My Grandmother Alma (Foster) McCormick and Mother were born […]

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    TCF Scholarship Recipient- Tierra Colberg, “A Summer Story”

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Tierra Colberg, “A Summer Story”

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