Koniag Education Foundation's (KEF) ultimate goal is to equip Alaska Native Koniag Shareholders and registered Descendants all over the world with the education and skills needed to pursue employment opportunities, as well as grow Alaska Native leadership in the business world. KEF provides supplementary, merit-based scholarships and other programs for ages 18 years of age and up (for those under 18, please see Koniag's Richard Frost Scholarship on the Koniag website).

From the first year of college to the highest levels of a doctoral thesis, from career development classes to vocational classes  – KEF is your partner in education. We invite you to browse our scholarships and see how we can help. Please contact us at 1 (888) 562-9093 or (907) 562-9093 or email kef@koniageducation.org if you would like more information or need application assistance. Quyanaa (thank you)!

About Koniag Education Foundation:

KEF was incorporated in the State of Alaska on January 8, 1993 and was deemed a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization in February of 1994. Koniag is one of thirteen Alaska Native Regional Corporations established by the Federal Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) tasked with the purpose of providing dividends to Alaska Natives through business and investment growth. KEF, as the nonprofit affiliate, was established to ensure that all Koniag Shareholders and Descendants interested in pursuing a post-secondary education would be provided this opportunity, regardless of their financial status. In 1997, Koniag established a five-million-dollar endowment to sustain and grow KEF. As a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, KEF has a separate staff and Board of Directors; however, to ensure input into future endeavors, the Board of Directors of Koniag is the voting membership of KEF.

KEF Board and Staff focus on the mission, “Empowering Alutiiq people to achieve their potential through education,” by developing scholarships designed to encourage education for rural and urban students through outreach and student recruitment/retention programs, collaborative efforts with other entities, and grant-writing opportunities that propel our mission. KEF also manages internship programs which further develop employment skills, education, and community involvement in our students.

*Please note that some programs will not be visible until the date they open.
**If you have difficulty logging in and have made a profile in the past, please contact scholarships@koniageducation.org to reactivate your account.
***Please note that most KEF scholarships do not cover the entire cost of participation in these programs, and applicants should expect to access personal and other resources in addition to applying for KEF scholarships.


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