The Caleb Lumen Pungowiyi Scholarship program is not just money for college; it is a pathway, a call for a life of leadership, activism and cultural preservation. Scholars are defined by using their unique passions, culture and education to uphold their traditional relationships to marine life and habitats. These scholars carry on the legacy of Caleb Pungowiyi.

Scholarships are awarded at $5,000 PER SEMESTER. In addition to the scholarship, award recipients also have access to a cohort of like-minded students, mentors and opportunities for valuable internships and research programs. Don’t hesitate to apply, as the application deadline is July 15th!

Eligibility requirements:

  • Enrolled tribal member from Norton Sound, Northwest Arctic, or Arctic Slope
  • Enrolled in a preferred degree program at an accredited university
  • 36 credits completed

Preferred degree programs can include any of the following (this list is not exhaustive):

Alaska Native Studies • Algology • Anthropology • Atmospheric Sciences • Behavioral Ecology • Biogeochemistry • Biological Science • Crustacean Physiology • Earth Science • Economics • Ecotourism • Environmental Economics & Policy • Environmental Engineering • Environmental Sciences • Environmental Studies • Fisheries/ Fisheries Technology • Genetics Horticulture • Marine Archeology • Marine Biodiversity • Marine Biology • Marine Ecology • Marine Geology • Marine Mammalogy • Marine Phycology • Marine Pollution • Marine Science Museum Curation • Natural Resources • Natural Science • Northern Studies • Ocean Ecology • Ocean Engineering • Ocean Sciences • Oceanography • Political Science • Renewable Resources • Rural Development • Science/Biology Education • Seafood Science & Nutrition • Tourism • Tribal Management • Veterinary Science • Water Resources Management • Wildlife Biology & Conservation • Wildlife Sciences

For more information, see past scholars, learn more about Caleb Pungowiyi or to apply, please visit or check Caleb Scholars out on Facebook.

A leader who balanced tradition and innovation, Caleb envisioned a future where YOU were a leader in marine conservation.