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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.

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.

TCF vocational training grant deadline Is now closed

The CIRI Foundation (TCF) is no longer accepting applications for the March 31 Vocational Training Grant deadline. If you missed this deadline, please feel free to review our Education Resources Handbook for more funding opportunities available to you. Click Here to review the electronic version of this handbook.

The next deadlines to apply with TCF are as follows:

  • June 1 General Scholarship Deadline – for full-time and part-time, degree-seeking students attending an accredited or recognized institution. Provides funding for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • June 30 Vocational Training Grant Deadline – for students in vocational or certificate programs.

For more information on TCF's guidelines, award amounts and document requirements, please review this handout, "How to Apply Online/TCF Guidelines"

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now accepting applications for

summer internships with tcf

The CIRI Foundation (TCF) is currently accepting applications for two (2) summer, part-time interns (20 hours per week). These are paid internship positions, wages DOE. Eligible applicants must have a high school diploma and one year of administrative, clerical or any combination of training and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Please see below for the complete job description and application.

Interested applicants may submit their letter of interest, resume and application to:

The CIRI Foundation
3600 San Jeronimo Drive, Suite 256
Anchorage, AK 99508
Fax: (907) 793-3585

Choose The CIRI Foundation as your organization

The CIRI Foundation is happy to announce that we are once again participating in the Pick.Click.Give. program. Every year TCF gives out scholarships to hundreds of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) original enrollees and their lineal descendants, aids in cultural and education projects around Alaska, as well as supports Alaska Native artists statewide.

Every contribution counts, and every amount is meaningful. If you are not an Alaska resident, TCF gladly accepts checks, credit card and other donations as well.

Click Here to visit the PFD website

Qaĝaasakung. Quyana. Quyanaq. Háw'aa. Way dankoo. Tsin'aen. Gunalchéesh.



Good news, everyone!

The 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!

Click Here for your copy










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)


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


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. Applications can be found in the Download Applications section of our website.

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


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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