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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.

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

Alyeska Match Scholarship: The Alyeska Match Scholarship is a supplementary scholarship to the CITC Tribal Higher Education Scholarship. Applicants for the CITC Scholarship who are enrolled in a qualifying program may also qualify for a “match” scholarship from the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company’s Alaska Native Program. Qualifying programs include: engineering; health safety and environment/security; construction and project management/project controls; computer science/MIS; instrumentation/process technology/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); and accounting/business administration/economics/finance.

Alyeska Match applicants must also meet all Tribal Higher Education Scholarship requirements in addition to maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. For more information, visit The CIRI Foundation’s scholarship page.

Both 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.