2024-25 Koniag Angayuk Scholarship & Internship
Koniag Angayuk "Partner" Scholarship & Internship
Award: $10,000.00 per year until graduation; multiple recipients per year.
Deadline: Opens November 15 - Deadline February 15 by 11:59PM Alaska time.
Purpose: Koniag and KEF have established an internship/scholarship program to seek out Koniag’s best and brightest Shareholders and Descendants to intern at Koniag and its subsidiaries. Scholarship recipients are awarded an annual scholarship of $10,000 until the completion of their degree. This award allows the student to focus on their field of study and gain related work experience for a 6-to-10-week period during the summer, while helping Koniag identify, cultivate, and encourage future leaders who wish to be part of the Koniag family. Students majoring in business, finance, accounting, environmental engineering, or computer and IT are strongly encouraged to apply.
Special Requirements: To qualify, students must be attending as a full-time student at the Sophomore level or higher, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, agree to intern in any one of Koniag’s offices or subsidiaries each summer while they are enrolled in their degree program, and be willing to relocate for a period of six to 10 weeks during the summer months. Students who participate in the internship will receive renewed funding of $10,000 each year until graduation, provided they successfully complete the annual summer internships, maintain full-time student status, and a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Please note that during the first year of your internship, student interns may be working in both the Anchorage and Kodiak offices to acquaint them with how Koniag operates and culturally connects with our community. In subsequent years, student interns may be placed in one of Koniag’s subsidiaries that most closely matches their career field. Students will receive a salary during their internship. Travel and lodging will also be funded by Koniag.
Previous Angayuk Scholarship recipients may apply for the scholarship again if they enroll in a new degree program (e.g., master’s degree, PhD program) and successfully completed the Angayuk program the first time they participated. Students may apply for this scholarship in conjunction with other KEF scholarships.
Required Documents for Koniag Angayuk “Partner” Scholarship/Internship
1. Two-Part Essay/Qualification Summary: In your essay, include:
- A brief personal and family history (including how you are connected to Kodiak Island).
- A description of your community involvement and volunteer activities.
- Educational and career goals and how they apply to working for Koniag.
- Qualifications Summary: Talk about which Koniag sector you're most interested in interning for and why. Choose from Government Contracting, Commercial IT, Energy & Water, Real Estate, or In-Region Investments. The more specific you are, the better. For information on Koniag’s sectors, visit: https://www.koniag.com/our-investments/portfolio/.
- Discuss the qualities that make you an ideal candidate for this internship.
2. Recent Resume: with employment history, school activities, volunteer/community service, awards/honors, additional education/training; 2 pages maximum.
3. Most Recent Transcript: You may upload a copy of your most recent unofficial transcript but must also provide an official transcript from your college to be sent to KEF directly from your educational institution by the end of your spring term or by June 30. The official transcript can either be mailed directly from your college to 3900 Centerpoint Ste 702, Anchorage, AK 99503, ATTN: Scholarship Manager, or e-mailed to email@example.com through a secure electronic transcript delivery network.
4. Two Letters of Recommendation: All Koniag Angayuk Scholarship applicants must upload two letters of recommendation. These letters should be from a teacher, faculty member, academic advisor, current/former employer, mentor, or an activity leader who knows you well and can reflect on your character, academic, scholastic and leadership ability and potential. The recommender should detail their relationship with you and how long they have known you; letters from family members are not accepted. Letters must be signed, dated, and be less than one year old from the due date of the scholarship. The letters must specifically reference the applicant's suitability for this internship. Note that if you submit a generic recommendation letter, you will receive fewer points.
5. Complete the Internship Agreement Form
6. Profile Photo: This does not have to be taken by a professional photographer, but it should be something you would include in a resume. The required file types are jpg, tiff, or gif. Size: 2 x 3 or 3 x 5 preferred.
*Because KEF is a private nonprofit, IRS regulations require that all scholarship and career development funds must be mailed directly to the institute where training is taking place.