Village Scholarships and Grants

The CIRI Foundation administers village scholarship and grant programs for Eklutna, Inc., Ninilchik Native Association, Inc., and Salamatof Native Association, Inc. We proudly support their members, descendants, and original enrollees.

Eklutna, Inc.’s scholarships are available to original enrollees of Eklutna, Inc. and their lineal descendants (natural or adopted).

Deadlines

  • Academic Scholarship Applications: June 30 and December 31
  • Career Technical Education Scholarships: Open

Application Process

Award Amounts

  • Scholarships:
    • Up to $1,500 per academic year for full-time students
    • Up to $1,000 per academic year for part-time students
    • Up to $1,000 per calendar year for career technical education students
    • Up to $750 per term for full-time students
    • Up to $500 per term for part-time students

Requirements

  • Proof of original enrollee or lineal descendant status (written statement from Eklutna, Inc., birth certificates, name change documents)
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Enrollment in an undergraduate, graduate, or career technical education program
  • Attendance at an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Award Details

  • Eligible students may receive up to:
    • $1,500/$1,000 per academic year for full-time/part-time scholarship students
    • $750/$500 per term for full-time/part-time scholarship students
    • $1,000 per calendar year for career technical education students

Award Terms

  • Maintain eligibility requirements to stay in good standing with TCF
  • Funds cover direct educational expenses, including tuition, student registration fees, course-required books and supplies, and campus housing and meal plans
The Ninilchik Native Association, Inc. Scholarship and Grant program is available to original enrollees of NNAI and their lineal descendants (natural or adopted). Eligible applications can be simultaneously considered for both an NNAI and TCF award. There are two deadlines for scholarships applicants and one deadline for vocational training applicants. As of May 25, 2017 eligibility for this scholarship will extend to Alaska Native voting shareholders of NNAI. Voting Alaska Native shareholders, who are not original enrollees or direct lineal descendants, of NNAI will be eligible to apply for scholarships and vocational training grants through the online application. If this describes you, please take the first step in the process to apply and sign up for a new user account by clicking here Ninilchik Native Association, Inc. Scholarship and Grant Program – established in 1992. Scholarship Deadlines: June 30 and December 31 Vocational Training Grant deadline: June 30 AMOUNT: Up to $1500. Requirements:
  • NNAI original enrollee or direct lineal descendant of NNAI original enrollee or Alaska Native voting NNAI shareholder who is not an original enrollee or direct lineal descendant of one- a written statement or enrollment card will be requested to verify your eligibility for these programs.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in one of the following degree programs: undergraduate, graduate, or vocational training/certificate-seeking program
  • Must be attending an accredited institution
  • A 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher
Award Details:
  • Eligible to receive up to $1,500 (subject to available funding)
Award Terms:
  • Upon receiving an award, students must maintain all eligibility 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.
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on the information submitted with their application.
  • Awards are subject to available funding.
How to Apply: To apply you must indicate and provide proof of eligibility for NNAI scholarships and grants when applying for TCF general scholarships and vocational training grants through the online application.

Established in 1992, the Salamatof Native Association, Inc. scholarship program is available to SNAI original enrollees, their lineal descendants (natural or adopted), and their spouses. Eligible applicants can be considered for both an SNAI and TCF award.

Deadlines

  • Academic Scholarship Applications: June 30 and December 31
  • Career Technical Education Scholarship Applications: Open

Award Amounts

  • Full-Time Students: Up to $3,000 per term
  • Part-Time Students: $200 per credit
  • Maximum Cap: $15,000 per student

Requirements

  • Proof of eligibility as SNAI original shareholders, their lineal descendants, or a shareholder’s spouse (written statement or enrollment card)
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Enrollment in an undergraduate, graduate, or career technical education program
  • Attendance at an accredited institution
  • Minimum term GPA of 2.0

Award Details

  • Eligible students may receive up to $3,000 per term for full-time study or $200 per credit for part-time study, with a $15,000 cap per student

Award Terms

  • Maintain eligibility requirements to stay in good standing with TCF
  • Funds cover direct educational expenses, including tuition, student registration fees, course-required books and supplies, and campus housing and meal plans

How to Apply

Provide proof of eligibility for SNAI scholarships through the online application when applying for TCF general and career technical education scholarships.

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