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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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

Application Requirements:

  • Provide proof of enrollment
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Most Recent Transcripts
  • Recent Resume
  • Recent Profile Photo
  • Essay

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.