Phone: 907.793.3575 or Toll-free: 800.764.3382 |tcf@thecirifoundation.org

Types of Funding

What is the difference between a scholarship and a grant?

General Scholarship Awards are for students enrolled full-time or part-time in a degree program at an accredited school or university. Vocational Training Grants are for students enrolled in an accredited vocational technical skills program for which a certificate of completion or […]
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How does TCF internship support work?

The CIRI Foundation (TCF) offers internship support by matching a portion of the intern’s salary (normally 50% of an entry level position salary, per contract). However, TCF does not match interns with organizations. Students should line up an internship and then apply for […]
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Can TCF help me earn my high school diploma or GED?

The CIRI Foundation provides funding for post-secondary education, including vocational training. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED to be eligible for funding. However, we are happy to connect you with resources to earn your high school diploma or GED. If you […]
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Does TCF provide business loans or grants?

No, The CIRI Foundation is not chartered to provide financial or technical assistance for starting a business. Assistance may be available through: UAA Small Business Development Center www.aksbdc.org (907) 786-7201 Alaska Growth Capital  www.alaskagrowth.com (800) 315-4904 Bureau of Indian Affairs www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/IEED/index.htm The Small Business Administration 
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How do I apply for one of the higher Annual Special Excellence, Excellence, or Achievement Awards?

Apply for academic year funding at the June 1 Deadline! Annual scholarships are only awarded at the June 1 deadline. You cannot apply specifically for the higher merit-based Annual Scholarship Awards, but all applicants meeting the criteria for the merit-based awards are automatically considered by […]
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Can I use a TCF scholarship or grant for living or daycare expenses?

The “personal expenses” portion of a TCF scholarship or grant award can be used toward any living expenses, like daycare, gas in your car, groceries, etc. Awards from TCF are first applied toward direct education expenses — tuition, student fees, on-campus housing/meals, books, and required supplies. Personal […]
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