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Scholarships/Calista Heritage Foundation

Calista Heritage Foundation Scholarships

The purpose of the 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.

Scholarship Application

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.

The annual deadlines for scholarship applications is Jan. 15 and June 30 of each year. All contributions are tax deductible.

Review the scholarship areas of study and qualifications pdf. Requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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

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