Ag’wanermiut Liitut means ‘we are learning’ in Alutiiq. The Native Village of Afognak (NVA), located in Kodiak, AK, generously sponsors this annual award of $1,000 for two students that are enrolled into NVA.
- Must be an enrolled member of the Native Village of Afognak
- Must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA or equivalent
- Must meet all KEF eligibility requirements
- Provide proof of enrollment
- One letter of recommendation
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Special Essay Requirements:
The Native Village of Afognak Ag’wanermiut Liitut Award requires a two-part essay. (500 word minimum)
1) Include a description of your 1) personal and family history, 2) community and/or family involvement 3) volunteer activities/awards, and 4) educational and life goals.
2) Select and answer one of the following three questions:
- What does Afognak mean to you?
- What does education mean to you?
- What does community mean to you?
*KEF offers merit-based scholarships to Koniag shareholders and descendants. These scholarships are competitive and are scored for completeness by an independent scholarship review committee. Applications must be postmarked or time-stamped by deadline.
**Because KEF is a private nonprofit, IRS regulations require that all scholarship funds must be sent directly to the institute where training is taking place.