Phone 907.793.3575 | Toll-Free 800.764.3382 | Fax 907.793.3585 | E-Mail tcf@thecirifoundation.org
The CIRI Foundation Announcements

Our mission is to promote individual self-development and economic self-sufficiency through education and to maintain pride in culture and heritage among Alaska natives who are original enrollees of Cook Inlet Region and their descendants.


March 31: Grant Application Deadline

The next application deadline for grant applicants is March 31, 2012.  This is an application deadline for part-time students and for students enrolled in vocational training/certificate programs. 

The online application period will open in early March and then students will be able to submit their grant application materials online. 

Students can create online student profiles at any time. Your request for a student account must be approved by TCF before you can access the online application. After your student account is approved, then you can login with your username and password to begin the online application process.

If you need help applying online, please review this handout - 925-402-7409

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2158471713 to read the article about applying online in Raven's Circle, the CIRI newsletter (page 7).


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The CIRI Foundation (TCF) is happy to announce that the 2012-2013 Education Resources Handbook is now available via the web.

The handbook contains: preparation information to attend a post-secondary education program, financial aid opportunities, “how-to” reference materials, financial aid definitions, other educational support services at the post-secondary level.

Click here to view online.

 


tcf awards $760,823 in scholarships & grants for spring 2012

Following the December 1, 2011 application deadline, more than 290 students were recently awarded scholarships, career upgrade grants and vocational training grants from The CIRI Foundation (TCF) totaling $760,823 for spring 2012 term.

Scholarship recipient Myrn McCord expressed her thanks via a card to The CIRI Foundation, “I can’t begin to adequately express my gratitude to you for once again awarding me a scholarship. You have made it possible for me to get one semester closer to my goal. Thank you! I will continue to strive for excellence. Thank you again.”

TCF has transitioned to an online, paper-less application process.  Paper applications are no longer accepted for the general semester scholarship, career upgrade grant, and vocational training grant programs. To get started, applicants must create an online student profile by going to www.thecirifoundation.org and clicking on “Apply Online.” Applicants provide basic information to create a student account and the account requests are reviewed for eligibility by TCF.  New applicants can create an online student profile at any time.  Once approved, students can login to the online system, submit an application during an open award period, and attach the required supporting documents.  In general, an online application period is opened 30 days prior to a given application deadline.  For more information about applying online, please review the “How to Apply Online” document on the TCF website. 

TCF is also in the process of revising and updating the scholarship and grant programs for 2012.  Please continue to visit the website at 418-386-4720 for the most current information regarding application deadlines and guidelines.

The CIRI Foundation is in its 30th year of supporting educational dreams. Since 1982, TCF has awarded more than $20.2 million in scholarships and grants to more than 12,370 CIRI original enrollees and descendants seeking post-secondary education and training all over the world. The mission of The CIRI Foundation (TCF) is to promote individual self-development and economic self-sufficiency through education and to maintain pride in culture and heritage among Alaska Natives who are original enrollees of Cook Inlet region and their descendants.

Contact The CIRI Foundation via phone, 1.800.764.3382 or 907.793.3575 or email cigar packer. Application information, selection criteria, and guidelines for these merit-based awards can be reviewed online at www.thecirifoundation.org.
PROGRAM SUMMARY AND DEADLINES

GENERAL SEMESTER SCHOLARSHIPS

For full-time, degree-seeking students. Up to $2,500 per semester/term.

Application deadlines: June 1, December 1

CAREER UPGRADE GRANTS

For part-time, degree-seeking students. Up to $4,500 per calendar year.

Application dealines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 1

VOCATIONAL TRAINING GRANTS

For students in vocational training or certificate programs. Up to $4,500 per calendar year.

Application dealines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 1

General & cultural heritage fellowships

For non-credit workshops or seminars to improve employment skills, and for the study of visual, literary, and performing arts of Alaska Natives.

Application deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 1

Attention: The CIRI Foundation is in the process of changing and updating the scholarships and grants program in 2012. Please contact TCF for the most current guidelines and deadlines.

647-259-9053