Afognak Native Corporation (Afognak) offers three scholarship programs to assist its Shareholders who desire professional and leadership skills. Available on the individual scholarship program pages are current requirements and application information.

Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first step in the financial aid process.  Use it to apply for federal student financial aid, such as the Pell Grant, student loans, and college work-study programs.  In addition, most states and schools use FAFSA information to award their financial aid.  For introductory instructions on how to complete the FAFSA online or on paper, go to Completing the FAFSA.

Harvard Tuition Announcement
Parents with incomes of less than $60,000 will no longer be expected to contribute to the cost of their children attending Harvard University.  In addition, Harvard will reduce the contributions of families with incomes between $60,000 and $80,000.

Additional Scholarships

Alaska Advantage Programs
The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) is committed to promoting, supporting, and providing access to postsecondary education for Alaskans.

Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation (AADC)
AADC has established a scholarship program through the University of Alaska (UA) Foundation for college freshman seeking a four-year degree in the University of Alaska system.  Graduating seniors from Alaskan high schools can apply for a $5,000 scholarship to pursue a degree in math, physics, engineering, business or a technical science field such as computer science.  These scholarships can be used at any University of Alaska campus throughout the state.  Previous recipients can apply to renew their scholarships annually, depending upon the availability of funds.

Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program
The Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program (ANELP), in partnership with Alaska Pacific University, is accepting applications via their online application process. Additional information about the program is available via APU’s website:

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
ANTHC offers $5,000 scholarships for 10 Alaska Native and American Indian students. This scholarship can be used for tuition, books and fees for professional certificate programs or higher education degrees.  This scholarship is open to Alaska Native or American Indian people who meet the following eligibility requirements:
1.       Permanent Alaska residents;
2.       Interested in working in the health care field; and
3.       Currently enrolled in a formal education or training program.

Do Something dot Org
This online resource provides information about a variety of scholarship opportunities.

Gates Millennium Scholars 
The Gates Millennium Scholars was established in 1999 to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.

Gillam Foundation
The Gillam Foundation offers one-year scholarships to graduating Alaska high school seniors who are pursuing a career in global commerce and attending a four-year university full-time.  Typical awards range from $5,000 to $10,000.

Koniag Education Foundation
KEF provides scholarships and grants to Koniag, Inc. shareholders and their descendants who are seeking education after high school.

Native Village of Port Lions
The Rhea May Knagin scholarship is available to any enrolled member of the Native Village of Port Lions who wants to pursue higher education in Alaska.  Please note that the number of scholarships depends on available funds.

Tlingit & Haida Central Council
Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is the Tribal Government representing Tlingit and Haida Indians worldwide.  Their website features an extensive list of scholarship opportunities.

University of Alaska Anchorage
UAA awards scholarships throughout the year, so deadlines vary.  Deadlines and further information about the scholarships are available at their website.

Additional Internships

American University’s Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS)
The Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) provides an opportunity for Alaskan Native students to live in Washington, D.C., gain professional work experience through an internship, and earn academic credits.

Cook Inlet Tribal Council
This Grant Program helps eligible Alaska Natives, American Indians and Native Hawaiians residing within the Cook Inlet Region to obtain short-term certification or vocational training for job enhancement and/or employability.

First Alaskans Institute
First Alaskans Institute offers Internships for Alaska Native students. First Alaskans Institute works to advance Alaska Natives through community engagement, information and research, collaboration, and leadership development.

Additional Resources for Students

CIRI Foundation – Education Resources Handbook 
Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) Foundation publishes the Education Resources Handbook annually, and this Handbook contains planning tips and listings of scholarship and grant opportunities.

Kodiak Area Native Association
The Community Development Department encourages and supports career development opportunities to increase sustainable economic development, including scholarships, job training and other programs.

Off to College
This website offers a college search guide with abundant planning tools.

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.