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Eligibility

What is my Life-Time Limit?

The CIRI Foundation (TCF) has implemented a Life-Time Award Limit Policy. This policy will help ensure that all CIRI original enrollees and their lineal descendants have an opportunity to benefit from the support of TCF. The policy means TCF applicants will now have a Life-Time […]
By |August 19th, 2015||Comments Off on What is my Life-Time Limit?

How does TCF verify applicant eligibility?

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 […]
By |December 31st, 2013||Comments Off on How does TCF verify applicant eligibility?

I’m Alaska Native. Am I eligible to receive TCF scholarships or grants?

Alaska Native students who are eligible for The CIRI Foundation Scholarship and Grant programs are either original enrollees of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) or direct lineal descendants of an original enrollee of CIRI. CIRI Shareholders may be eligible for the RAVEN Fund […]
By |November 27th, 2012||Comments Off on I’m Alaska Native. Am I eligible to receive TCF scholarships or grants?

I’m a CIRI shareholder. Am I eligible to receive TCF scholarships or grants?

CIRI shareholders who are also original enrollees or direct lineal descendants of an original enrollee are eligible to use TCF’s online application for Scholarship and Grant Programs. Inherited or gifted shares do not qualify as original enrollment, but there is a trial program, the RAVEN […]
By |October 27th, 2012||Comments Off on I’m a CIRI shareholder. Am I eligible to receive TCF scholarships or grants?

Does TCF require CIRI Shareholder Stock Certificates or shareholder/descendant ID cards to prove eligibility?

No. The CIRI Foundation does not require your CIRI Shareholder documents or ID Cards. We will, however, require documents linking you to your Original Enrollee* such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, death certificates, adoption records, etc. to show a direct line from your Original […]
By |September 28th, 2012||Comments Off on Does TCF require CIRI Shareholder Stock Certificates or shareholder/descendant ID cards to prove eligibility?

Does TCF require my Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB/CDIB) card to prove my eligibility?

No, The CIRI Foundation does not require a CIB/CDIB to prove your eligibility. TCF requires documents which link you to your Original Enrollee*, such as birth certificates, marriage licences, adoption records, death records, etc. showing that you are directly descended from an Original Enrollee of […]
By |August 28th, 2012||Comments Off on Does TCF require my Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB/CDIB) card to prove my eligibility?

If I am awarded funding and cannot complete the courses/credits or maintain other eligibility requirements, what should I do?

Step 1- Don’t panic. Step 2- Email tcf@thecirifoundation.org with your updated information and situation, and then wait for an answer from the Program Officer. Step 3- Call TCF and any other scholarship organizations you receive funding from if you have questions. Per The CIRI Foundation Probation/Infraction Provision […]
By |October 27th, 2011||Comments Off on If I am awarded funding and cannot complete the courses/credits or maintain other eligibility requirements, what should I do?

Probation and Infraction Policy

Per The CIRI Foundation Probation/Infraction Provision Policy, TCF recipients of a scholarship or vocational training grant who do not maintain both requirements (completion of funded coursework and a cumulative 2.5 GPA) during the academic term may be in a probation or infraction situation. The first time […]
By |May 4th, 2011||Comments Off on Probation and Infraction Policy