TCF Recipient- Hannah Lowery

Thank you TCF! Story and Photo from Hannah Lowery I am going into my senior year of college in the nursing program at Arizona State University. Currently, my plan is to become a postpartum nurse or further my education with graduate school. These scholarships made it possible for me to further my education and begin … Read more

TCF Recipient- Jacob Schmidt

The Gift of Continuing Education Story and Photo from Jacob Schmidt Dear The CIRI Foundation, I wanted to take a moment and try to put into words what the support I have received over the years has meant to me. Financial support from The CIRI foundation has allowed me to pursue educational goals beyond my … Read more

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Marissa Shaver

Appreciation from a Scholarship Recipient Story and Photo from Marissa Shaver Hello! My name is Marissa Shaver from Fostoria, Ohio. I have been one of the scholarship recipients for the past four years and now for this upcoming school year. I attended Trine University in Angola, Indiana and studied biomedical engineering. I recently graduated this … Read more

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Peter DuBois

“An Inuit in Arizona” Story and Photo from: Peter DuBois I am Yupik Inuit, and a CIRI descendant of James and Mabel Larsen, my grandparents, original CIRI shareholders and my mother, Katherine DuBois, also an original CIRI shareholder. I am a PhD candidate in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. I received my … Read more

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Ayyu Qassataq

“Iḷisimmaaġiksuaq” Story and Photo from: Ayyu Qassataq Through my work and studies, I aspire to embody one of our traditional Iñupiaq characteristics: Iḷisimmaaġiksuaq – one who seeks knowledge and wisdom to become an informed and active contributor to their community. I strongly believe that the gifts we were born with don’t belong to us – … Read more

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Trey Oursler

“Rocketing Bearkat” Story and Photo from: Trey Oursler I was extremely lucky to be chosen as a recipient through The CIRI Foundation to pursue my college education at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. I studied Communications with a minor in English Literature while also participating in sports and school programs. I graduated in … Read more