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, vocational, 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 portal is up and running. In just a few easy steps, applications can be completed and submitted for review. To apply, visit or click here.


Applicant portal information is now part of the application process as a common form. This allows KEF to keep your personal contact information, school, and financial aid information all up to date. If you need to make any changes, please do so when beginning a new application, or by emailing our Scholarship Manager at Updating your account on a regular basis helps ensure that you receive KEF correspondence and that your scholarship disbursements are processed correctly and arrive at your school on time.

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 Information & 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. Click on the link below to check out our updated Scholarship Catalog!

KEF Scholarship Catalog

Apply Online

In just a few easy steps, applications can be completed and submitted for review. Have questions? Call or email us at (907) 562-9093 or

KEF Scholarship Deadlines

January 15:
Koniag Angayuk (partner) Internship

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

Afognak Native Corporation HEP Scholarships (for ANC shareholders)

March 31:

KBBC Workforce Development Scholarship/Internship

June 1:

Brent Parsons Memorial Scholarship

Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.

Glenn Godfrey

Larry Matfay

Magnel Larsen Drabek

Trans-Pac Alaska

Native Village of Afognak

Native Village of Port Lions Rhea Mae Knagin Scholarship

No Deadline: (Funding replenishes April 1 each year.)
Career Development