Eligibility for TCF Scholarships, Vocational Training Grants, and Fellowships

In order to be eligible for The CIRI Foundation’s (TCF) post-secondary education scholarships and grants, you must be:

  • A CIRI original enrollee; OR
  • A direct lineal descendant of an original enrollee (natural born or legally adopted).

Please note, CIRI shareholder status does not determine eligibility, nor is it required for TCF’s Scholarships, Vocational Training Grants, or Fellowships. These are online applications- learn more in the “How To Apply” Guidelines (click here to download).

Eligibility for Village Scholarship and Grant Programs

TCF proudly administers the following village scholarship and grant programs, located within the Cook Inlet Region:

  • Eklutna, Inc. (EI) – Eligible applicants include original enrollees of EI and their lineal descendants (natural or adopted).
  • Ninilchik Native Association, Inc. (NNAI) – Eligible applicants include original enrollees of NNAI and their lineal descendants (natural or adopted).
  • Salamatof Native Association (SNAI) – Eligible applicants include original enrollees of SNAI, their lineal descendants (natural or adopted) and spouses.

A written statement or enrollment card will be requested to verify your eligibility for these programs. 

Eligibility for CITC and Alyeska Match Scholarships 

In order to be eligible for Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s post-secondary education scholarships and Alyeska Match Program, you must be:

  • A CIRI original enrollee; OR
  • A direct lineal descendant of an original enrollee (natural born or legally adopted); OR
  • A voting (Alaska Native) CIRI shareholder; OR
  • A direct lineal descendant of a voting (Alaska Native) CIRI shareholder.

Eligibility for RAVEN Fund Scholarships and Grants

In order to be eligible for TCF’s trial program, the RAVEN Fund, you must be:

  • A voting (Alaska Native) CIRI shareholder who is NOT an original enrollee or the direct lineal descendant of an original enrollee.

If you have questions about eligibility, please contact us!
Call (800) 764-3382 or email tcf@thecirifoundation.org.

For more information on additional scholarships, grants, internships, and more, please see TCF’s Education Resources Handbook (PDF)!