KEF Eligibility Requirements

KEF offers merit-based scholarships to Koniag, Incorporated shareholders and descendants. Awards may vary depending on availability of funds. GPA requirements vary by award and must be met to be considered eligible for award. Applications must be postmarked or time-stamped by the posted deadline. Awarded funds are disbursed directly to the program, and cannot be applied to accounts in arrears.

Special Scholarships have additional requirements for field of study which must be met. Scholarships administered on behalf of our partners have additional eligibility requirements which are detailed in the description of each award.

All applicants must be Koniag, Incorporated shareholders or descendants. Descendants must have an approved shareholder descendant database application submitted and approved by Koniag, Incorporated’s Shareholder Records Manager prior to any disbursement of award. Please see form for details. For more information regarding the Descendant Database Form and enrollment shareholder ID’s, please e-mail shareholderrecords(at) or call (800) 658-3818.

The Shareholder Descendant Database Application can be found here.

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.

How to apply

Apply online

KEF’s new online application site, @myKEF, is up and running. In just a few easy steps, applications can be completed and submitted for review.


This profile is required as a part of the application process and allows you to keep your personal contact information, school, and financial aid information all up to date. Updating your account on a regular basis helps ensure that you receive KEF correspondence and that your scholarships are processed correctly and arrive at your school on time.

start you @myKEF today!

Apply by mail

Users with limited Internet connectivity may download and submit applications by mail. Note that additional forms may be required. View individual scholarships for details.

download forms here

Scholarship deadlines

From your first year of high school to the highest levels of a doctoral thesis, from vocational classes to your college degree – KEF is your partner in education. We invite you to browse our scholarships and see how we can help. Submit your application today!


January 15:
Koniag Angayuk (partner) Internship


March 15:
KEF General (Deadline for ALL KEF General applications)

Afognak Native Corporation HEP Scholarships (for ANC shareholders)

June 1:
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
Glenn Godfrey
Larry Matfay
Magnel Larsen Drabek
Trans-Pac Alaska


Apply Online

KEF’s online application site is up and running. In just a few easy steps, applications can be completed and submitted for review.