Higher Education Scholarship

The mission of the Native Village of Kotzebue - Kotzebue I.R.A. Higher Education Scholarship Program is to financially assist eligible members of the Native Village of Kotzebue with the associated costs of pursuing a degree at an accredited postsecondary educational institution.

  

DEADLINES
Autumn Semester: August 1
Spring Semester: January 1
Summer Session: May 1


  • The applicant must be an officially enrolled member of the Kotzebue I.R.A. As such, the applicant qualifies to receive tribal funding only from the Kotzebue I.R.A.
  • The applicant must provide a copy of Certificate of Indian Blood (C.I.B.), indicating at least one-quarter (¼) quantum Alaska Native or American Indian blood.
  • The applicant must be enrolled at an accredited postsecondary educational institution. Colleges and universities must be accredited by their authorized regional, state and/or national accrediting association. Religious postsecondary educational institutions must be accredited, and course hours must be transferable to three non-religious postsecondary educational institutions. A letter confirming course hour transfer must accompany the application. Tribal postsecondary educational institutions need not be accredited, rather recognized by the Secretary of Education.
  • The applicant must be at least eighteen years of age or obtain guardian or parental authorization.
  • The applicant must prove financial need after financial resources from family contributions, grants, personal contributions, and other scholarships are utilized.
  • The applicant must submit a complete application before the scheduled deadline. All applications received after the posted deadline will be returned to the applicant unopened.



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Adult Vocational Training Grant

Enrolled members of the Native Village of Kotzebue - Kotzebue I.R.A. currently residing in Kotzebue are eligible to apply for a grant to assist with the associated costs in attending an accredited vocational technical institution to gain the skills and training necessary to secure employment.

DEADLINE
At least ten (10) days prior to the start of vocational training
  • The applicant must be a resident of Kotzebue for at least thirty-one (31) days previous to submission of an A.V.T. application
  • The applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or obtain guardian or parental authorization to apply for an A.V.T. grant.
  • The applicant must be unemployed, underemployed, or need training to obtain reasonable employment and intend to accept full-time employment upon completion of A.V.T. services.
  • The applicant must document financial need. The applicable federal rules and regulations provide the Education Coordinator with the authority to request and collect information necessary to document financial need. This includes but is not limited to: pay stubs and recent I.R.S. income tax reports.
  • The applicant must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. or be in the process of earning one during the course of A.V.T.
  • The applicant must provide a copy of their Certificate of Indian Blood (C.I.B.), indicating at least one-quarter (¼) quantum Alaska Native or American Indian blood.
  • Priority will be given to first time applicants per 25 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), Section 27.5 (e).



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