Scholarship Opportunities

Review the information below to find the appropriate application deadline and understand the requirements, award details, and terms. Awards are subject to to available funding.

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Additionally, TCF offers Career Technical Education (CTE) scholarships (formerly vocational training grants) for technical skill training program applicants who want to earn a certificate, certification, or professional license.

All scholarship applications must be submitted through our online portal. Only fully completed and submitted applications will be considered to ensure fairness and systematic processing. All application materials and documentation must be submitted by the specified deadline. However, we recognize that certain circumstances may affect the availability of specific documents. Accordingly, exceptions may be considered under the following conditions:

  • Schedule and Transcripts Exception: if your class schedule or transcripts are available after the application deadline. In that case, you must complete TCF’s class schedule attestation form and upload it to your application in the section designated for your class schedule. This procedure ensures that your application can be processed without these documents by the deadline, maintaining your eligibility for consideration.

Application Deadline: June 30

Amount: Up to $6,000 for full-time students; $200 per credit hour (up to $3,000) for part-time and summer school students. Combining the academic year with summer funding may provide up to $9,000.

Requirements:

  • CIRI original shareholder or lineal descendant
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, or pre-requisite courses for a degree program
  • Attending an accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

Award Details:

  • Full-time students: Up to $6,000 per academic year (August-July)
  • Part-time and summer students: $200 per credit hour, up to $3,000 per term
  • There is no need to reapply at the Mid-Year deadline if awarded for the Academic Year

Award Terms:

  • Maintain all funding requirements to remain eligible
  • Funding covers direct educational expenses and up to $500 per term for personal expenses if other costs are covered

N0 deadline – apply any day.

Amount: Up to $6,000 per calendar year

Requirements:

  • CIRI original shareholder or lineal descendant
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in a technical skill training program earning a certificate/certification or a professional license
  • Must be attending an accredited/recognized institution
  • A 2.0 term grade point average or higher. If your most recent post-secondary coursework was other vocational training, successful completion is considered equal to a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Award Details:

  • Eligible to receive up to $6,000 per calendar year
  • Can be funded at multiple deadlines if previous coursework has been completed and as long as the cap of $6,000 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
  • 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.

Deadline: December 31
Amount: Up to $3,000 for full-time students; $200 per credit hour up to $3,000 for part-time students

Requirements:

  • CIRI original shareholder or lineal descendant
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Baccalaureate, or pre-requisite courses for a degree program
  • Attending an accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

Award Details:

  • Full-time students: Up to $3,000 for Spring and/or Winter term only
  • Part-time students: $200 per credit hour, up to $3,000
  • Must reapply at the June 30 deadline for Academic Year or Fall term funding

Award Terms:

  • Maintain all funding requirements to remain eligible
  • Funding covers direct educational expenses and up to $500 per term for personal expenses if other costs are covered

Deadline: Open
Amount: Up to $2,000 per calendar year

Requirements:

  • Direct lineal descendant of a CIRI original shareholder
  • Enrolled in a recognized/accredited college, training program, or post-secondary course of study while concurrently enrolled in high school
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

Award Details:

  • Up to $2,000 per calendar year
  • Can be funded at multiple deadlines if the grant cap of $2,000 is not exceeded

Award Terms:

  • Maintain all funding requirements to remain eligible
  • Funding covers direct educational expenses and up to $500 per term for personal expenses if other costs are covered

Deadline: June 30 (paper application available April 1)
Amount: Up to $4,000 for full-time students

Requirements:

  • Alaska Native original regional or village corporation shareholder or lineal descendant (preference to Cook Inlet Region, Inc. shareholders/descendants)
  • Enrolled or accepted full-time in an accredited college or university
  • Declared major in broadcast, telecommunication, business, engineering, journalism, or other media-related fields
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Intend to work in Alaska in the broadcast/telecommunications industry (must describe intent in the Statement of Purpose)

Award Details:

  • Up to $4,000 per academic year (August-July), subject to available funds

Award Terms:

  • Maintain all funding requirements to remain eligible
  • Funding covers direct educational expenses and up to $500 per term for personal expenses if other costs are covered

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