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The CIRI Foundation Announcements

Our mission is to promote individual self-development and economic self-sufficiency through education and to maintain pride in culture and heritage among Alaska Natives who are original enrollees of Cook Inlet Region and their descendants.

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December 1 mid-year deadline is NOW closed

The December 1 mid-year deadline for degree-seeking and vocational/certificate-seeking students is now closed.

TCF's next deadline is the March 31, 2015 Vocational Training Grant deadline for vocational/certificate-seeking students.

Degree-seeking students can apply for the next general scholarship deadline on June 1, 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Need help with the next deadline? Review this handout, "How to Apply Online/TCF Guidelines"

If you did not get a chance to apply check out the 2014-2015 Education Resources Handbook for additional funding opportunities.

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Journey to What Matters: Increased Alaska Native Arts and culture grant Deadlines for 2015

The CIRI Foundation's A Journey to What Matters: Increased Alaska Native Art & Culture Grant guidelines and 2015 application is now available to download. This grant opportunity provides support for Alaska Native arts and artists by promoting the unique artistic and cultural traditions of Alaska Native peoples. Grant applications are accepted four times a year: March 1, June 1, September 1, and November 1.

The next deadline to apply is March 1, 2015.

Non-profit organizations, tribal organizations, and individuals sponsored by a non-profit organization are eligible to apply. Visit the Project Grants section of our website for more details and to download the application.

For further information about this program, please contact Nadia Sethi, Program Officer: Tel: (907) 793-3583, Toll Free: (800) 764-3382 or nsethi@thecirifoundation.org.


Education and Heritage Project Grants Deadlines for 2015

The next TCF Education and Heritage Project Grant deadline is March 1, 2015. Grant applications are accepted four times a year: March 1, June 1, September 1, and November 1.

Please visit the Project Grants section of TCF’s website for further details , to download the applications, or review previously funded projects. Please note that TCF’s Education and Heritage Project Grants are separate from the A Journey to What Matters Project Grant applications which are also due on March 1, 2015.

Paper applications and additional documents may be hand-delivered, emailed or mailed to 3600 San Jeronimo Drive Suite 256, Anchorage, AK 99508; faxed to 907.793.3585; or emailed to tcf@thecirifoundation.org.

For further information, questions or clarification, please feel free to call us at (907) 793-3575 or Toll-free at 1 (800) 764-3382.


New TCF Life-Time Award Limit Policy

The CIRI Foundation (TCF), per Board direction, recently implemented a Life-Time Award Limit Policy that will impact scholarships and vocational training grants distributed by TCF.

With the number of lineal descendants of CIRI original enrollees eligible for TCF funding growing each year, TCF is preparing to give every future applicant an opportunity to receive funding. TCF anticipates the new policy will allow educational funding to continually be distributed to all eligible applicants.

The effective date for this policy is January 1, 2014; however the first deadline to be included in this policy will be the upcoming March 31, 2014 vocational training/certificate-seeking deadline and subsequently all following deadlines will be included. Awards made before the March 31, 2014 deadline will not be included in a TCF recipient’s Life-Time Award Limit amount.

Please see “TCF’s Life-Time Award Limit Policy” for more details on the need for this policy, the implementation process, and how the policy will impact TCF recipients.


 

2014-2015 Education Resources Handbook is now available online.

Inside, you will find information on scholarships, grants, internships, and employment opportunities. You'll also find plenty of advice for getting into college and tips for academic success!

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PROGRAM SUMMARY AND DEADLINES

General Scholarships

For full-time AND part-time, degree-seeking students. Award amounts vary according to enrollment (full-time/part-time) and deadline.

Application deadlines: June 1 (for academic year and fall); December 1 (for spring term only)

VOCATIONAL TRAINING GRANTS

For students in vocational training or certificate programs. Up to $4,500 per calendar year.

Application deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 1

Education & HERITAGE pROJECT gRANTS

For non-profit organizations, tribal organizations, and individuals sponsored by a non-profit organization and are Alaska Native original enrollees or their lineal descendants. Available to support projects that affect and/or involve Alaska Native beneficiaries of CIRI and further the education and heritage goals of The CIRI Foundation. Visit the Project Grants section of our website for more details and applications.

Application deadlines: March 1, June 1, September 1, November 1

General & cultural heritage fellowships

For non-credit workshops or seminars to improve employment skills, and for the study of visual, literary, and performing arts of Alaska Natives. The CIRI Foundation is now asking students applying for Fellowship funding to apply via the online application system.

Application deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 1

PAPER APPLICATIONS

The CIRI Foundation still requires paper applications for the following funding opportunities. Please visit the Download Applications section of our website for more information and to view the applications.

Attention: The CIRI Foundation policies and procedures are subject to change at any time. Please contact TCF for the most current guidelines.

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