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The CIRI Foundation (TCF) Scholarship

The CIRI Foundation (TCF) Scholarship is open to both full-time and part-time students working toward a degree. Scholarships are offered twice a year; each scholarship covers the full academic year. Students must be Alaska Native descent and direct lineal descendants of the original enrollees of Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI), which can include children, grand children, and greatgrandchildren.

Cook Inlet Region, Inc., or CIRI, is one of thirteen Alaska Native regional corporations created under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 in settlement of aboriginal land claims. Cook Inlet Region, Inc. was incorporated in Alaska in 1972 and is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. CIRI is a for-profit corporation owned by more than 7,300 Alaska Native shareholders.

Eligible students must have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above. They must also attend an accredited college or university. They may pursue the following degrees: Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate; Post-Baccalaureate program of study; or pre-requisite courses required before entering into a degree program.

The scholarship may be used for education-related expenses at any accredited college or university. The scholarship does not apply to summer classes. Scholarships are awarded for an entire academic year, and students may re-apply for another scholarship the following year.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JUNE of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,250 - $5,000.

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