Raven Fund Scholarships and Grants

The CIRI Foundation (TCF) offers limited funding to CIRI, Alaska Native, voting shareholders *who are not original enrollees or their direct lineal descendants* through the Raven Fund program.

The CIRI Foundation funds CIRI original enrollees and their direct lineal descendants. Raven Fund awards offer limited funding to Alaska Native, voting, CIRI shareholders who are not qualified for TCF funding under our current eligibility (original enrollees and direct lineal descendants). If you are a CIRI original enrollee or a direct lineal descendant, please do not apply for the Raven Fund – apply for TCF’s Scholarship and Grant Program.

Need help determining what program you should apply for? Contact a TCF team member and we would be glad to assist you.

Raven Fund Program is Now Online!
The Raven Fund offers general scholarships and vocational training grants to qualified applicants. Raven Fund applications were previously paper-only by request, but as of May 1, 2022, Raven Fund eligible applicants must request a TCF online user account and apply online. Click here to request your Raven Fund user account. Raven Fund Jump Start applications remain on paper by request. Application deadlines remain unchanged and applications must be received on or before the deadline to be considered. You must apply at each deadline to be considered for additional funding. 

RAVEN FUND GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP - Academic Year or per term (Fall, Winter and/or Spring)

Deadlines: June 1, December 1

AWARD AMOUNT: $6000/$5500 per Academic Year for full-time/part-time students Per Term Amount: Up to $3000/$2750 for full-time/part-time students Requirements:
  • CIRI, Alaska Native, voting, shareholders who are NOT original enrollees or direct lineal descendants
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in one of the following degree programs: Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate; Post-Baccalaureate program of study; or pre-requisite courses before entering into a degree program
  • Must be attending an accredited institution
  • A 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher
Award Details:
  • Full-time students: eligible to receive $6000 for the Academic Year or 1 award up to $3000 per term
  • Part-time students: eligible to receive $5500 for the Academic Year or 1 award up to $2750 per term
  • If you receive an Academic Year award, you do not need to reapply at the Mid-Year December 1 deadline
Award Terms:
  • Upon receiving an award, students must maintain all funding requirements in order to remain in good standing with TCF and remain eligible for future funding
  • Failure to maintain funding requirements may result in probation and/or infraction status with potential loss of funding
  • Fund uses: direct educational expenses including tuition, student registrations fees, course-required book/supplies, and on-campus house and meal plans. Personal expenses in the amount of $500 per term can be awarded only if all other costs have been covered
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on the information submitted with their application
  • Awards are subject to available funding

Request your online Raven Fund account here!

RAVEN FUND VOCATIONAL TRAINING GRANTS 

Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 1

Amount: Up to $5,500 per calendar year

Requirements:

  • CIRI, Alaska Native, voting, shareholders who are NOT original enrollees or direct lineal descendants
  • Enrolled in a technical skill training program at an accredited or recognized institution and earning a certificate/ certification or a professional license
  • Must be attending an accredited/recognized institution
  • A 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher

Award Details:

  • Eligible to receive up to $5500 per calendar year
  • Can be funded at multiple deadlines if previous coursework has been completed and as long as the grant cap of $5500 is not exceeded

Award Terms:

  • Upon receiving an award, students must maintain all funding requirements in order to remain in good standing with TCF and remain eligible for future funding
  • Failure to maintain funding requirements may result in probation and/or infraction status with potential loss of funding
  • Fund Uses: Direct Educational expenses including tuition, student registrations fees, course-required book/supplies, and on-campus house and meal plans. Personal expenses in the amount of $500 per calendar year can be awarded only if all other costs have been covered.
  • Awards are subject to available funding.
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on the information submitted with their application.

Request your online Raven Fund account here!

RAVEN FUND JUMP START AWARDS (High School Students)

Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 1 (Paper Application - must request)

Per Term Amount: Up to $2000 per calendar year

Requirements:

  • CIRI, Alaska Native, voting, shareholders who are NOT original enrollees or direct lineal descendants
  • Enrolled in a recognized or accredited college, training program, or other authorized post-secondary education course of study while concurrently enrolled in high school or an equivalent program
  • Must have a current cumulative 2.5 grade point average or higher

Award Details:

  • Eligible to receive up to $2000 per calendar year
  • Can be funded at multiple deadlines if previous coursework has been completed and as long as the grant cap of $2000 is not exceeded

Award Terms:

  • Upon receiving an award, students must maintain all funding requirements in order to remain in good standing with TCF and remain eligible for future funding
  • Failure to maintain funding requirements may result in probation and/or infraction status with potential loss of funding
  • Fund uses: direct educational expenses including tuition, student registrations fees, course-required book/supplies, and on-campus house and meal plans. Personal expenses in the amount of $500 per term can be awarded only if all other costs have been covered
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on the information submitted with their application
  • Awards are subject to available funding

Request a Raven Fund Jump Start Application