Calista Education & Culture Scholarships
The purpose of the Calista Education & Culture (formerly Calista Heritage Foundation) Scholarship fund is to provide financial assistance to Alaska Natives with ties to the Calista Region, and to enable the recipients to participate in continuing educational activities, formal programs of study and programs that will improve the status of Alaska Natives. Visit their website by clicking here.
In order to qualify for the scholarship application a student:
- Must be accepted into an accredited school.
- Must be an Alaska Native Shareholder or a lineal Descendant of an Alaska Native Shareholder with ties to the Calista Region. Lineal Descendants must send their birth certificate or other documentation substantiating their relationship to a Shareholder.
- Must be a high school graduate or have earned a G.E.D. and be in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 grade point average. Students must submit transcripts from past academic work to verify grade point average.
- 2015 scholarship application: click here (updated Oct. 2014)
The annual postmark deadlines for scholarship applications is December 1 (spring term) and June 30 (fall term) of each year.
Burial Assistance Application
- Click here for the Burial Assistance application and policy (updated Oct. 2014)
2013 Scholarship Totals
Quyana Cakneq to all our sponsors, donors and volunteers!
The results are in! Read the full press release at this link, or see below for a recap:
$405,000 in scholarship distributions for the 2013 calendar year
Life-to-date scholarship total: $3.3 million
Fall 2013 semester breakdown:
271 recipients (16 in grad programs)
Average GPA: 3.13
- Top five schools: University of Alaska (UA) Anchorage, UA Fairbanks, UA Fairbanks – Kuskokwim Campus, AVTEC, Colorado's Fort Lewis College
- Top five majors: nursing, business, education, biology, and IT
- 46 of the 56 Calista region communities represented