Higher Education Scholarships2018-05-01T16:35:06+00:00

HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

FORMS & APPLICATIONS

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

  • 800.450.4341
    907.443.4358
  • 907.443.4485
  • intake@kawerak.org

Higher Education Scholarships

Our goal is to support tribal members from the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region in pursuit of their academic aspirations and achieving success through Postsecondary Education. The Kawerak Higher Education program is committed to support education and provide the highest level of services to students through active communication, coordination, education information, planning and guidance, and partnerships with other MyCACHE organizations.

Scholarships are provided to eligible tribal members of the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region who are accepted for enrollment into an accredited college or university full-time or part-time. Scholarships are provided to the school and applied toward tuition, fees, housing, meal plans, and other academic costs.

Tribal Members who are not Alaska residents may qualify for the program. Contact Kawerak for more information. Summer scholarships may be taken into consideration for current students who require summer courses in order to fulfill graduation requirements within one [1] year.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester / Autumn quarter: June 30
  • Spring semester / Winter quarter: December 1
  • Spring quarter: February 15
  • Summer semester / quarter: April 15

Scholarship Amounts

  • Full-time scholarships are $1500/semester or $1000/quarter
  • Part-time scholarships are $750/semester or $500/quarter
  • Non-Alaska residents contact Kawerak for more information

*Scholarships amounts are as funding allows and subject to change.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be Alaska Native or American Indian and a member of a federally recognized Tribe of the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region
  • Nome Eskimo Community tribal members must apply at their local office
  • Must show financial need
  • Must be accepted for enrollment into a degree program at an accredited college or university
  • Males 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service

Application Process

  • Submit the MyCACHE Scholarship Application online; Paper Applications can be obtained by contacting our office
  • Must Complete an Intake Assessment and Education Development Plan
  • Submit a copy of Verification of Tribal Enrollment (see your local IRA)
  • Submit a copy of your Birth Certificate
  • Submit a copy of your Social Security Card
  • Submit High School Diploma or GED Diploma and any previous College Transcripts
  • Submit a Letter of Acceptance or Admissions from an accredited College or University
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Current Class Schedule
  • Current Photo (optional)
  • If Male, Submit Proof of Selective Service Enrollment (we can assist in verifying this for you)

*Applications are not considered complete until all required documentation is received. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the application and documents are received.

Continuing Scholarships

To continue to qualify for funds, students must submit a continuing MyCACHE Application, maintain academic progress with a GPA of at least a 2.0 each term or passing grade, meet the minimum credits to be considered full- or part-time, and show financial need.

Intake and Case Management

Once the application is determined for eligibility, the applicant will be notified by letter of their scholarship status. Each applicant who receives a scholarship will meet with the case manager to complete an Individual Education Plan, keep Kawerak updated on progress, and follow-up 90 days after the service is provided.

Apply Online

The MyCACHE Scholarship application just became simpler!

My-Cache.org is a website where students can log on and complete their application for scholarships online. The website is the home of the Combined Application for College and Higher Education (CACHE) group, consisting of the Bering Straits Foundation, Kawerak, Inc., Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, Sitnasuak Foundation and the Norton Sound Health Corporation.

The first step is to sign up and create a user profile. Once you sign up for the site, you will have access to all scholarship opportunities provided by the MyCACHE group.

Use this online resource to get your questions answered: find out who to contact at each regional organization, what requirements you need for the CACHE application, and how much money you’re eligible to receive.  Start your applications online www.my-cache.org.

Apply via My-Cache

Higher Education Scholarships

Our goal is to support tribal members from the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region in pursuit of their academic aspirations and achieving success through Postsecondary Education. The Kawerak Higher Education program is committed to support education and provide the highest level of services to students through active communication, coordination, education information, planning and guidance, and partnerships with other MyCACHE organizations.

Scholarships are provided to eligible tribal members of the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region who are accepted for enrollment into an accredited college or university full-time or part-time. Scholarships are provided to the school and applied toward tuition, fees, housing, meal plans, and other academic costs.

Tribal Members who are not Alaska residents may qualify for the program. Contact Kawerak for more information. Summer scholarships may be taken into consideration for current students who require summer courses in order to fulfill graduation requirements within one [1] year.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester / Autumn quarter: June 30
  • Spring semester / Winter quarter: December 1
  • Spring quarter: February 15
  • Summer semester / quarter: April 15

Scholarship Amounts

  • Full-time scholarships are $1500/semester or $1000/quarter
  • Part-time scholarships are $750/semester or $500/quarter
  • Non-Alaska residents contact Kawerak for more information

*Scholarships amounts are as funding allows and subject to change.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be Alaska Native or American Indian and a member of a federally recognized Tribe of the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region
  • Nome Eskimo Community tribal members must apply at their local office
  • Must show financial need
  • Must be accepted for enrollment into a degree program at an accredited college or university
  • Males 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service

Application Process

  • Submit the MyCACHE Scholarship Application online; Paper Applications can be obtained by contacting our office
  • Must Complete an Intake Assessment and Education Development Plan
  • Submit a copy of Verification of Tribal Enrollment (see your local IRA)
  • Submit a copy of your Birth Certificate
  • Submit a copy of your Social Security Card
  • Submit High School Diploma or GED Diploma and any previous College Transcripts
  • Submit a Letter of Acceptance or Admissions from an accredited College or University
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Current Class Schedule
  • Current Photo (optional)
  • If Male, Submit Proof of Selective Service Enrollment (we can assist in verifying this for you)

*Applications are not considered complete until all required documentation is received. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the application and documents are received.

Continuing Scholarships

To continue to qualify for funds, students must submit a continuing MyCACHE Application, maintain academic progress with a GPA of at least a 2.0 each term or passing grade, meet the minimum credits to be considered full- or part-time, and show financial need.

Intake and Case Management

Once the application is determined for eligibility, the applicant will be notified by letter of their scholarship status. Each applicant who receives a scholarship will meet with the case manager to complete an Individual Education Plan, keep Kawerak updated on progress, and follow-up 90 days after the service is provided.

Apply Online

The MyCACHE Scholarship application just became simpler!

My-Cache.org is a website where students can log on and complete their application for scholarships online. The website is the home of the Combined Application for College and Higher Education (CACHE) group, consisting of the Bering Straits Foundation, Kawerak, Inc., Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, Sitnasuak Foundation and the Norton Sound Health Corporation.

The first step is to sign up and create a user profile. Once you sign up for the site, you will have access to all scholarship opportunities provided by the MyCACHE group.

Use this online resource to get your questions answered: find out who to contact at each regional organization, what requirements you need for the CACHE application, and how much money you’re eligible to receive.  Start your applications online www.my-cache.org.

Apply via My-Cache

FORMS & APPLICATIONS

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

  • 800.450.4341
    907.443.4358
  • 907.443.4485
  • intake@kawerak.org