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Cook Inlet Tribal Council offers two unique scholarship opportunities for degree-seeking individuals pursuing a college degree.

Tribal Higher Education Scholarship: for CIRI shareholders or descendants only. Students may attend part or full time to receive this scholarship.

Alyeska Match Scholarship: for Alaska Native students attending full time, pursuing degrees in Trans Alaska Pipeline Services (TAPS) fields of employment (e.g. Project Management, Engineering, business Management, Accounting, Safety, etc.)

The Higher Education Scholarship Program is now being administered by The CIRI Foundation.

Scholarship deadlines are June 1 for the Fall term, and December 1 for Spring.

Scholarships are available to CIRI voting shareholders and their lineal descendants. Available to full-time and part-time students.

Paper applications will become available from The CIRI Foundation 30 days in advance of the deadline. Applications will be available in-person at TCF’s office or online at

The CIRI Foundation is located on the second floor of CITC’s Na’tuh Building:
The CIRI Foundation 
3600 San Jeronimo Drive, Suite 256
Anchorage, AK 99508

Please  visit TCF’s website for more information on the scholarship program, scholarship requirements, and how to apply.

You may also contact The CIRI Foundation at:
Phone: (907) 793-3575
Toll-free: (800) 764-3382

For any certificate program options lasting 12 months or less, please visit ouTribal Training Grants page.