The CIRI Foundation (TCF) recently awarded more than 430 individual scholarship and grant awards totaling nearly $2 million. The awards include general scholarships to full- and part-time degree seeking students, vocational training grants and fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year.
TCF is proud to announce the outstanding 14 annual award recipients for the 2012-2013 academic year: Alexei Painter, Torin Jacobs, Krista Ruesch, Jessica Premis, Carol Warrior, Mara Becker, Jessica Dotson, Matthew Madsen, Betsy Hicks, Halena White, Cale Tolbert, Paneen Petersen, Kristen Barnett and Ashley Peck.
Founded in 1982 by CIRI, The CIRI Foundation has supported educational dreams for 30 years.
The mission of CIRI is to promote the economic and social well-being and Alaska Native heritage of our Shareholders, now and into the future, through prudent stewardship of the company’s resources, while furthering self-sufficiency among CIRI Shareholders and their families.
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Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) is one of 12 regional corporations established in Alaska by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. CIRI is owned by over 9,200 Shareholders, primarily of Athabascan, Southeast Indian, Inupiat, Yup’ik, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq and Aleut/Unangax descent.