FAQ For Students

Do I have to reapply for the KEF General Scholarship each year?

Yes. The KEF General Scholarship opens December 15 and closes March 15 each year.

I applied for and received a KEF General Scholarship last year, do I have to submit new letters of recommendation?

No, if you are received a KEF General Scholarship during the previous school year, you do not have to provide new letters of recommendation.

What is a Special Scholarship?

KEF Special Scholarships are for students majoring in specific areas. KEF also administers the Native Village of Afognak’s (NVA) Ag’wanermiut Litut and Native Village of Port Lions Rhea Mae Knagin (NVOPL) Scholarships. These scholarships are for students who are not only a Koniag Shareholder or Descendant, but also are registered with NVA or NVOPL Each of these scholarships have specific requirements.

I want to apply for a KEF Special Scholarship, do I have to submit letters of recommendation if I received a KEF Scholarship last year?

Yes, all Special Scholarship require one letter of recommendation. The Angayuk Internship/Scholarship requires two.

What is the difference between official and unofficial transcripts?

Official transcripts come directly from the high school or college a student attends. They are usually send electronically or via email but some schools only mail them out. Official college transcripts usually come with a small fee of $15.
Unofficial transcripts come directly from the student, usually from their online student account.

I received a KEF General Scholarship, how often do I need to turn my grades/transcripts in?

Students are required to submit official transcripts by June 30 of each year and either official or unofficial transcripts at the end of each term the student attends. Funds are not disbursed until a student submits their transcripts after each term.

I applied for a KEF General Scholarship, when will I find out if I received one and how much it will be?

Award letters are generally send out by the second week of June. Please review them carefully for any corrections that need to be made.

Can I apply for a KEF General if my cumulative GPA is below a 2.5?

No, students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in order to apply. Feel free to contact the Scholarship Manager to discuss ways to increase your GPA.