Afognak Native Corporation wishes to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of Koniag Education Foundation over many years in administering the Higher Education Program (HEP) scholarship on its behalf. When Afognak Shareholders voted to create the Afognak Benefits Trust in late 2018, much of the financial distribution shifted back to Afognak, and with a goal of hosting all Afognak scholarship programs on one site, it was decided to bring the administration of the HEP back in house. HEP applicants will now apply directly through Afognak staff have learned a great deal through their work with KEF, and look forward to collaborating in other ways to foster student support in the region.