The CIRI Foundation (TCF) COMPETITIVE, MERIT BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

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The CIRI Foundation (TCF) COMPETITIVE, MERIT BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

The CIRI Foundation (TCF) offers a limited number of competitive, merit-based scholarships to full-time degree-seeking students. These scholarships are designed to recognize and appreciate academic excellence, community service, civic activities and contribution to the Native community among TCF recipients.  Students do not apply separately for these scholarships, general scholarship applicants who apply at the June 1 deadline for the full-academic year and meet the minimum requirements for TCF’s competitive, merit based scholarships will be considered.

Requirements:

  • Must meet higher GPA requirements noted below, in addition to meeting the general semester scholarship requirements
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Applicants are than evaluated using a competitive selection process which includes a variety of factors: exceptional statement of purpose with a clear articulation of education and career goals; a high level of community service and civic activities; and a demonstrated intent to give back to community, especially the Alaska Native community

Award Details:

  • Special Excellence Annual Scholarship: Up to $20,000 for the academic year, GPA requirement of 3.7
  • Excellence Annual Scholarship: Up to $10,000 for the academic year, GPA requirement of 3.5
  • Achievement Annual Scholarship: Up to $8,000 for the academic year, GPA requirement of 3.0

Award Terms:

  • Upon receiving an award, students must maintain all funding requirements in order to remain in good standing with TCF and remain eligible for future funding
  • Failure to maintain funding requirements may result in probation and/or infraction status with potential loss of funding
  • Fund uses: direct educational expenses including tuition, student registration fees, course-required book/supplies, and on-campus house and meal plans. Personal expenses in the amount of $500 per term can be awarded only if all other costs have been covered
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on the information submitted with their application
  • Awards are subject to available funding

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