Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. Scholarship Program

Tribal Higher Education

Administered by The CIRI Foundation

The CIRI Foundation (TCF) is partnering with Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) to administer CITC’s Tribal Higher Education Scholarship Program. This program includes the Tribal Higher Education Scholarship, the Alyeska Match Scholarship, and the Mellen Shea Scholarship. CITC’s Scholarship Program offers scholarships to full-time and part-time degree-seeking students. Scholarships are offered on a per term basis. Scholarship deadlines are June 1 and December 1 each year.

Please review the information below for deadline information, how to apply, requirements, award details and terms. CITC’s Scholarship Program applications are paper applications. Applications will be available 30 days in advance of deadlines.  Applications can be submitted by email, fax, in-person at TCF’s office, or by mail. Applications must be received on or before the deadline by 11:59 p.m. (Alaska Time). Late applications will not be accepted.

 

CITC TRIBAL HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP (Fall Only, Spring Only)CITC

Deadline: June 1, December 1  

Semester Amount: Amount varies based on available funding and number of qualified applicants. 
Completed PAPER applications will be considered in the order they were received – first completed, first awarded.

Requirements:

  • Voting, CIRI Shareholder or lineal descendant of voting shareholder
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in one of the following degree programs: Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate; Post-Baccalaureate program of study; or prerequisite courses before entering into a degree program
  • Must be attending an accredited institution
  • A 2.0 cumulative grade point average or higher

Award Details:

  • Students are funded per term only. If you are awarded for Fall, you must re-apply at the December 1 deadline to be considered for Spring funding.
  • Funding is only offered for Fall at the June 1 deadline and only for Spring at the December 1 deadline.
  • Program does not offer Summer funding.

Award Terms:

  • Fund uses: direct educational expenses including tuition, student registrations fees, course-required book/supplies, and on-campus house and meal plans.
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on the information submitted with their application
  • Awards are subject to available funding.

Click here to download the application due by December 1, 2017.

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ALYESKA MATCH SCHOLARSHIP – (Fall Only, Spring Only)

The Alyeska Match Scholarship is a supplementary scholarship to the CITC Tribal Higher Education Scholarship.  If you apply for the CITC Scholarship and are enrolled in one of the qualifying programs listed below, you may qualify for a “match” scholarship from the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company’s Alaska Native Program.

Deadline: June 1, December 1  

Semester Amount: Amount varies based on available funding and number of qualified applicants.
Completed PAPER applications will be considered in the order they were received – first completed, first awarded.

Requirements:

  • All of the CITC Tribal Higher Education Scholarship requirements; and
  • Enrolled in one of the Alyeska Match qualifying programs*; and
  • A 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher
  • Qualifying programs:
    • Engineering
    • Health Safety & Environment/Security
    • Construction & Project Management/Project Controls
    • Computer Science/MIS
    • Instrumentation/Process Technology/SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition)
    • Accounting/Business Administration/Economics/Finance

Award Details:

  • Students are funded per term only. If you are awarded for Fall, you must re-apply at the December 1 deadline to be considered for Spring funding.
  • Funding is only offered for Fall at the June 1 deadline and only for Spring at the December 1 deadline.
  • Program does not offer Summer funding.

Award Terms:

  • Applicants will be evaluated based on the information submitted with their application
  • Awards are subject to available funding
  • Can only receive $7,500 per  academic year from Alyeska Pipeline Service Company’s Alaska Native Program – which may include scholarship and internship funding from other organizations distributing Alyeska funds.

MELLEN SHEA SCHOLARSHIP (Academic Year)

Deadline: June 1

Semester Amount: Up to $1,000 per academic year. Requirements:

  • Must be Alaska Native or American Indian
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in an “education” field of study
  • Must be aspiring to be a teacher
  • Enrolled in one of the following degree programs: Associates or Bachelors
  • Reside in the Anchorage Area
  • Must be attending an accredited institution
  • A 2.0 cumulative grade point average or higher

Award Details:

  • Students are funded for the academic year at the June 1 deadline only.

Award Terms:

  • Fund uses: direct educational expenses including tuition, student registrations fees, and course-required book/supplies.
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on the information submitted with their application
  • Awards are subject to available funding

Applications are available approximately one month prior to each deadline.

Note: TCF will share documents between applications as a courtesy if a request is made in writing, however applicants are responsible for ensuring that all documents are submitted for any application they wish to have considered. To facilitate this process, you may now use a TCF information request form for paper CITC applications (click to download), which may be submitted via email (tcf@thecirifoundation.org), fax (907.793.3585), or in paper form to TCF (3600 San Jeronimo Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508). Please be aware that these will be processed in the order they are received, and only after applications are processed. For speedier submission, applicants should submit all documents for their CITC application.