IMPORTANT: It is the applicant’s explicit responsibility to ensure that all application(s) and material(s) submitted are received by The CIRI Foundation in a timely fashion. The CIRI Foundation is not responsible for requesting or sharing additional documentation on behalf of any applicant except as outlined in the application certification agreement.

Late applications are not considered. Supplemental materials (documents listed below) may be submitted after the deadline if an applicant meets the conditional deadline.

Documents for TCF Scholarships and Vocational Training Grants:

The CIRI Foundation will need the following documents to process your scholarship or vocational training grant application. Please note that these documents must be uploaded to your student profile- see the “How To Apply” Guidelines (click here to download) for more information.

  • If a direct lineal descendant- Proof of relationship to an original enrollee of CIRI (this includes legal documentation, often birth and marriage certificates and/or adoption records);
  • Official grade transcripts for your most current coursework;
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.;
  • Acceptance letter from school indicating the certificate or degree program and major, or proof of enrollment from the school or organization for vocational training applicants;
  • Updated course schedule;
  • Statement of purpose;
  • Letter of reference.

These documents are submitted with your online TCF application- click here to login!

Please note, CIRI shareholder status does not determine eligibility, nor is it required for TCF’s Scholarships, Vocational Training Grants, or Fellowships. 

Village Scholarship and Grant Programs Administered by TCF through the TCF online application (NNAI and SNAI):

In addition to the documents listed above, a written statement from your village organization confirming eligibility or enrollment card must be submitted.

For information on Eklutna, Inc.’s Scholarship and Grant Programs, click on “Programs Administered by TCF” above.


Eligibility for RAVEN Fund Scholarships and Grants- Paper Application!

  • Proof that you are a voting (Alaska Native) CIRI shareholder who is NOT an original enrollee or the direct lineal descendant of an original enrollee.
  • Official grade transcripts for your most current coursework;
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.;
  • Acceptance letter from school indicating the certificate or degree program and major, or proof of enrollment from the school or organization for vocational training applicants;
  • Updated course schedule;
  • Statement of purpose;
  • Letter of reference.

These documents are submitted with your paper RAVEN Fund application- click here to request one!

Documents for TCF Fellowships:

The CIRI Foundation will need the following documents to process your fellowship application. Please note that these documents must be uploaded to your student profile- see the “How To Apply” Guidelines (click here to download) for more information.

  • If a direct lineal descendant- Proof of relationship to an original enrollee of CIRI (this includes legal documentation, often birth and marriage certificates and/or adoption records);
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D., or transcripts for your most current coursework;
  • Acceptance letter or proof of enrollment from the school or organization for fellowship program;
  • Statement of purpose (explaining the cultural or employment benefits of the fellowship);

Please note, CIRI shareholder status does not determine eligibility, nor is it required for TCF’s Scholarships, Vocational Training Grants, or Fellowships. 

Documents for CITC and Alyeska Match Scholarships- Paper Application!

Please note, this is a scholarship program administered by The CIRI Foundation on behalf of Cook Inlet Tribal Council. The documents needed differ from the supplemental materials needed for TCF Scholarships. The CITC Scholarship is federally funded and any applicants that are eligible through a local tribal organization are required to apply with their local village tribe first.

All documents below must be submitted specifically for an applicant’s CITC application via mail, fax, or email. Please contact TCF if you wish to arrange sharing any documents between applications. Documents are not automatically shared between applications.

  • If a direct lineal descendant- Proof of relationship to an original enrollee of CIRI or CIRI shareholder (this includes legal documentation, often birth and marriage certificates and/or adoption records);
  • Official grade transcripts for your most current coursework;
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.;
  • Acceptance letter from school indicating the certificate or degree program and major;
  • Updated course schedule;
  • Statement of purpose;
  • Letter of reference;
  • CIB/CDIB;
  • Tuition statement from school showing actual charges for the term (not an estimate);
  • Selective Service Registration;
  • CurrentResume.

Eligibility for Eklutna, Inc. Scholarships and Grants- Paper Application!

Please note, this is a scholarship program administered by The CIRI Foundation on behalf of Eklutna, Inc. and the documents needed may differ from the supplemental materials needed for TCF Scholarships.

All documents below must be submitted specifically for an applicant’s Eklutna, Inc. application via mail, fax, or email. Please contact TCF if you wish to arrange sharing any documents between applications. Documents are not automatically shared between applications.

  • If a direct lineal descendant- Proof of relationship to an original enrollee of Eklutna, Inc. (this includes legal documentation, often birth and marriage certificates and/or adoption records);
  • Official grade transcripts for your most current coursework;
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.;
  • Acceptance letter from school indicating the certificate or degree program and major, or proof of enrollment from the school or organization for vocational training applicants;
  • Updated course schedule;
  • Statement of purpose;
  • Letter of reference.

If you have questions about necessary documents, 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)!