EI education funds are for tuition, registration fees, course-required books/supplies and equipment/uniforms required for a successful job hire. All scholarships and grants are subject to available funding from the EI Scholarship and Grant Program Designated Fund.
Eligible applicants for EI scholarships and grants, as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 [43 US.C.1602(b)], include Alaska Native people who are original enrollees to Eklutna Inc. or natural or legally adopted (such as a child, grandchild, great-grandchild, etc.), whether or not the lineal descendant owns EI shares of stock.
An applicant may not receive more than one award at the same time during the calendar year.
All applications are reviewed, based upon eligibility, qualification, and standard selection criteria contained in the EI “Guidelines” to ensure objectivity and impartiality in awarding scholarships and grants.
Description of EI Grants:
General Fellowship Grants
For credit or continuing education units or non-credit workshops, seminars, or conferences that broaden an applicant’s understanding and appreciation of education, culture, and society and directly relate to the improvement of the applicant’s employment knowledge and skills. Up to $500 total during a calendar year. No application submission deadline, applications accepted based on funding availability.
Cultural Fellowship Grants
For credit, continuing education units, or noncredit workshops, seminars, or conferences, or a project produced by the applicant to perpetuate and transmit the visual, literary, and performing arts of Alaska Native heritage. Up to $500 total during a calendar year. No application submission deadline, applications accepted based on funding availability.
Child – Adults Developmental Grants
Provides learning opportunities to meet or exceed standard learning and grade point average levels and learning enrichment that improves access and quality of life not otherwise provided through the school district. Examples include GED classes, summer school, learning disability programs, tutoring, rehabilitation education sessions through accredited or authorized education colleges, schools, or institutes; after school program fees; and education-related materials. Up to $500/Child, $1,000/Adult, total during a calendar year. No application deadline, applications accepted based on funding availability.
Education/Employment Urgent Access Grants
Furthers training and/or employment of the applicant based on urgent requirement for tools, training, work clothing/uniform, license, books, and other related needs. Must include statement of actual costs of the items with the application. Up to $500 total during a calendar year. No application submission deadline, applications accepted based on funding availability.