Award: $5,000.00 per year until completion of degree program; one recipient per year.
Deadline: Opens November 15 at 120:01 AM and closes January 15 at 11:59 PM Alaska time.

Purpose: Koniag and KEF have established an internship/scholarship program to identify  some of Koniag’s best and brightest shareholders and descendants to intern at Koniag and its subsidiaries. Scholarship recipients are awarded an annual scholarship of $5,000 until completion of their degree program. This award allows the student to focus on his/her field of study and gain related work experience for 6 to 10 weeks during the summer, while helping Koniag identify, cultivate, and encourage future leaders. 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. Student may apply for this scholarship in conjunction with other KEF scholarships.

Special Requirements: To qualify, students must be attending as a full-time student, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, agree to intern in any one of Koniag’s offices each summer while they are enrolled in their degree program, and be willing to relocate for a period of six to ten weeks during the summer months. During their summer internship, students will receive a wage, and travel and lodging will be funded by Koniag. Students who participate in the internship will receive renewed funding of $5,000 each year until graduation from their degree program, provided they successfully complete the annual summer internship and maintain full-time student status and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Required Documents
1) Applicant Essay/Qualification Summary: In your essay, include a description of your personal and family history, community involvement and volunteer activities, as well as your educational and life goals. In addition, you must also include a “Qualifications Summary” statement (as part of the general essay).  Discuss the specific Koniag department (e.g. Human Resources, Legal, Finance Shareholder Services, Lands) or subsidiary (e.g. Kodiak Brown Bear Center, OST, Koniag Government Services) you are most interested in working for. Talk about where and why you would like to intern, and the qualities that make you an ideal candidate for this award. For information on Koniag’s subsidiaries, click https://www.koniag.com/our-investments/portfolio/.

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 at the end of your spring term or by June 30. The official transcript can either be mailed directly from your college to 4141 B Street, Suite 201, Anchorage, AK 99503, or e-mailed to scholarships@koniageducation.org through a secure electronic transcript delivery network.

4) Two Letters of Recommendation: All Koniag Angayuk Scholarship applicants, new and returning KEF students alike, 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 to you and how long they have known you; The letters must specifically reference the applicant’s suitability for this internship. Letters from family members are not accepted. Letters must be signed, dated, and less than one year old from the due date of the scholarship.

5) Profile Photo:  This does not have to be a taken by a professional photographer, but it should be something you would use in a professional capacity. The required file types are .jpg or .jpeg. Size: 2 x 3 or 3 x 5 preferred.

*Because KEF is a private nonprofit, IRS regulations require that all scholarship funds must be sent directly to the college.