Scholarship Opportunities

The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska offers several opportunities for Tribal Members pursuing higher education at an accredited college or university or adult vocational school.

 

Additionally, the Tribe supports preschool education for tribal member children of preschool age and other Alaska Native/Native American preschool-aged children living in Unalaska and enrolled at the Unalaska City School District.

FREDERICK C. LEKANOFF HIGHER EDUCATION & ADULT VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

Scholarships will be given out two times per year, each spring and fall. Summer funds are disbursed at the discretion of Tribal Council. To apply for a scholarship, please send us an application, proof of enrollment, and show financial need. An active enrollment status is required for eligibility. Only complete applications with transcripts and financial need documentation will be considered for a scholarship. Complete applications must be received on or before the deadline (see below). Due to limited funding, we cannot guarantee scholarships for all students that apply. If more applicants apply than scholarships available, students will be selected on a first come first serve basis. All scholarships are paid directly to the students' higher education or vocational program, unless otherwise directed by Tribal Council.

Deadlines:

Fall: Deadline June 30th of each calendar year with scholarships for fall terms released for distribution by August 5th.

 

Spring: Deadline November 30th of each calendar year with scholarships for spring term released for distribution by December 31st.

*NEW* Summer Reimbursement Scholarship for 2022: Deadline June 30th. With a distribution within 2 weeks of receipt of all documents required. (Summer Scholarship Application). 

 ALASKA NATIVE/NATIVE AMERICAN PRESCHOOL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP 

Qualifying applicants are granted coverage for preschool costs. Call us to see if you qualify!

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ALASKA NATIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

ANTHC Board of Directors Scholarship

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium awards 10 competitive $5,000 scholarships to qualified Alaska Native and American Indian students statewide to increase Alaska Native and American Indian people working in healthcare fields.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $5,000

APPLICATION STATUS see website for updated dates 

                               

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Permanent Alaska resident

  • Interested in working in a healthcare related field

  • Enrolled full-time in higher education

    • Higher Education includes the pursuit of Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D.​​​

Emil Berikoff Sr. Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Emil Berikoff, Sr. Memorial (EBMS) Scholarship Program is to provide scholarship awards to APICDA community residents who are currently accepted to or enrolled at a nationally or regionally accredited college or university. 

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: varies

APPLICATION DEADLINES: July 1 - fall, winter, and spring terms

                                     Nov 15 - spring term

                                     April 1 - summer term

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Formally accepted at a college or university

  • Meet residency requirements in APICDA communities​

Haginaa Kidul (Helping to Grow) Scholarship

Haginaa Kidul (Helping to Grow) scholarships will financial support of up to $2,000 for accredited college or university enrollment expenses and/or up to $2,000 vocational trainings.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: up to $2,000

APPLICATION DEADLINES: June 1, 2022

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Formally accepted at a college or university

  • Attending vocational school or training program

  • Meet residency requirements in APICDA communities​

IHS (Indian Health Services) Scholarship

The IHS Scholarship Program provides qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health profession students an opportunity to establish an educational foundation for each stage of pre-professional careers.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: varies

APPLICATION STATUS: see website for updated dates

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Formally accepted at a college or university

  • Alaska Native / American Indian

Aleut Foundation Scholarships

The Aleut Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to help individuals further their careers and education.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: varies

APPLICATION PERIODSFall, Spring, Summer periods

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Formally accepted at a college or university, or career program

  • Alaska Native / American Indian