ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Increasing Tribal Members’ Post-Secondary Education through Scholarships

AEO Scholarships Program seeks to increase tribal members’ attainment of post-secondary education through scholarships for undergraduate and graduate tribal members. The program provides supplementary scholarship assistance to KIC enrolled members who are attending, or plan to attend, an accredited college or university in the pursuit of degree programs. Students planning to attend full, part-time, or distance learning are eligible for scholarship awards.

Awards provided by school year. Application period generally opens February through early May, award determinations made by mid-June, and winter/spring applications or late application determinations made in October (subject to fund availability).

Undergraduate Scholarships

Students who would like undergraduate scholarship assistance must have an academic record that indicates a 2.0 GPA or better, and enrolled in, or accepted to, a degree program (associates or bachelors) at a regionally-accredited, non-profit institution.

Full-Time Up to $5,000 per academic year

Part-Time Up to $3,500 per academic year

Graduate Scholarships

Students who would like graduate scholarship assistance must have an undergraduate academic record that indicates a 2.0 GPA or better, and enrolled in, or accepted to, a graduate degree program (masters, professional, or doctorate) at a regionally-accredited, non-profit institution.

Full-Time Up to $6,500 per academic year

Part-Time Up to $5,000 per academic year

Merit Scholarships

Students who would wish to be considered for the merit scholarship must have an academic record that indicates a 3.5 GPA or better, and enrolled in, or accepted to, a degree program at the undergraduate or graduate level at a regionally-accredited, non-profit institution. Merit scholarship applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to providing leadership in Native communities.

Full-Time Up to $10,000 per academic year

Part-Time Up to $5,000 per academic year

Eligibility Requirements
  • KIC Enrolled Member
  • Completed HS Diploma or Equivalent
  • Enrolled in or accepted to a degree program at a regionally-accredited non-profit institution
  • Meet GPA requirements

Need helping completing this application, applying for college admissions, or filling out the FAFSA? Contact the AEO staff to schedule a personal college and financial aid planning appointment. KIC is here to help!

Contact

Gunnar Keizer, Education Specialist

Education & Training Department

Phone: 907-228-9221

Email: gkeizer@kictribe.org

New Student Application:
Continuing Student Application:
Mary Jones Excellence in Healthcare Scholarship Program

The Mary Jones Excellence in Healthcare scholarship program is established to provide continuity of care in KIC’s Tribal Health Clinic by supporting our KIC citizens in obtaining education in the medical field. The program will provide financial support in order to encourage the growth of our own medical professionals to provide the best possible care to our people.

Enrolled KIC tribal members who are pursuing accredited degree programs in one of the following medical fields (listed below), and agree to one-year of full-time service in KIC’s Tribal Health Clinic per year of funding. Scholarship recipients must also agree to and demonstrate they are capable of fulfilling the service agreement, if funded, and remain in good academic standing throughout the course of the program.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Nursing
  • Medicine-related sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical coding and billing
  • Healthcare administration
  • Behavioral health

Tribal members who also receive the Advanced Educational Opportunities scholarship may also apply and KIC E&T staff will ask for additional documentation regarding financial aid, scholarships, and program cost.

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