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Kawerak, Inc. Higher Education Scholarship Program

Our goal is to support tribal members to achieve success in Postsecondary Education and pursue their academic aspirations. The Kawerak Higher Education program is a committed supporter of the education and future of tribal members in the Bering Strait region. The scholarship program provides real opportunities for students to pursue education in preparation for employment.

The Higher Education Scholarship program provides scholarships to Bering Strait region tribal members who are enrolled at an accredited college or university. Based on the availability of funds, tribal members who are Alaska residents may receive

  • $1,500 per semester or,
  • $1,000 per quarter.

Tribal Members who are Non-Alaska residents may qualify for the program. Contact Kawerak for more information.

Awards for summer terms are based on the availability of funds, and consideration will be given to university or college seniors who require these classes in order to fulfill graduation requirements.

Application Dealines:

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

Scholarships are provided to the school and are applied toward tuition, fees, housing, meal plans, and other academic costs. To continue to qualify for funds, students must maintain academic progress with a GPA of at least a 2.0 each term.

Apply Online

The MyCACHE Scholarship application Just became Simpler! 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 CACHE 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. The is now live, and students may use it to submit their Fall Semester 2016 Applications.