Eligibility of original enrollees is verified by The CIRI Foundation through CIRI using information on your application. No additional documents are required.

Eligibility of direct lineal descendants is verified through birth certificate(s) which should connect applicants to the original enrollee of CIRI. More than one birth certificate may be necessary. Additional documentation such as marriage certificates, may be required to document lineage and/or legal name changes.

For CITC Tribal Higher Education Scholarship (paper application) applicants, CIRI shareholder status is verified by The CIRI Foundation through CIRI using information on your application. For CIRI shareholder lineal descendants, your CIRI Descendant Card or documents connecting you to the shareholder (birth and/or marriage certificates) are used to verify eligibility.

For RAVEN Fund applicants, eligibility is verified by The CIRI Foundation through CIRI when you request an application.