The CIRI Foundation’s (TCF) fall deadline for vocational training and career upgrade grants is Sept. 30. Original enrollees of CIRI and their direct lineal descendants are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled part-time in a degree-seeking program or full or part-time in a vocational training or technical skills program at an accredited institution. Up to $4,500 per calendar year can be awarded through these grants.
The Tyonek Native Corp. Scholarship and Grant Program and the Eklutna Inc. Scholarship and Grant Program are also administered by TCF and have upcoming Sept. 30 deadlines for their vocational training, career upgrade and other grants.
The Tyonek Native Corp. (TNC) program offers vocational training and career upgrade grants for original enrollees of TNC, their direct lineal descendants and tribal members of the Native Village of Tyonek. Applicants apply using TCF’s 2009 Scholarship and Grant Application available on the TCF website, www.thecirifoundation.org.
The Eklutna Inc. program offers vocational training, career upgrade, general/cultural fellowship and urgent needs, and early childhood/K-12 development grants. Eklutna Inc. original enrollees and their lineal descendants are eligible to apply for the grants. The Eklutna grant amounts are shown below. The urgent needs grants do not have application deadlines. Please note – the Eklutna program requires a separate application also available on TCF’s website.
Vocational or Career Upgrade Grant Up to $1,000 per calendar year
General or Cultural Fellowship Up to $500 per calendar year
Early Childhood and K-12 Development Grant Up to $300 per calendar year
Urgent Needs Grant Up to $500 per calendar year
For more information, visit www.thecirifoundation.org or call (907) 793-3575 or toll free at (800) 764-3382. Late applications received after the Sept. 30 deadline will not be considered.