Scholarship Instructions

*YOU MUST READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOU PROCEED*

 

The Foundation has awarded scholarships annually since 1997.  They are awarded from funding gifted to The Eyak Foundation by The Eyak Corporation, Eyak Technology, LLC and other private parties.


The Eyak Foundation provides opportunities for financial aid to eligible and qualified students who are planning on taking or are already taking courses of study to prepare for careers or to upgrade skills for career opportunities beyond high school.


To date, the Foundation has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships. 


Deadline for fall application submission: July 1st
Students planning on attending traditional “academic year” collegiate or vocational programs that start in the autumn and finish in late spring should apply during the Spring application period.


Spring Semester & Vocational Schools
Deadline for application submission: 30 days prior to the start of your semester
Students planning on attending academic or vocational programs that run from January 1st until June 30th should apply for a scholarship during this cycle.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be eligible for a scholarship award:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be a Native shareholder of The Eyak Corporation or a lineal descendant of a Native shareholder
  • Be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university; vocational education school; or continuing education program and if applicable have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA during a college career
  • A complete application must be postmarked or delivered in person by the applicable deadline in order to be considered for an award. Applications postmarked after the deadline date will be disqualified. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No exceptions.
  • Prove financial need

Requirements: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for scholarship funds:

1. Financial need
2. Have a high school diploma or equivalent
3. Be a Native shareholder of The Eyak Corporation or a lineal descendant of a Native shareholder.
4. Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university, vocational education school, job training program, or continuing education program and maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average.
5. A completed application must be received no later than July 1st in order to be considered for an award for August 1st through June 30th of the following year. Applications and supporting materials postmarked after that date will be disqualified. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 


The materials listed below must be submitted on or before the deadline:


1. Online Application Submitted
2. Proof of lineal descent of a original Eyak Corporation shareholder (first time applicants)
3. NEW STUDENTS ONLY-Two (2) letters of recommendation (must be new each year)
4. An official copy of your high school or GED transcripts or, if you are already in a program, an official copy of your college or program transcripts. If applicable, a certificate showing completion of courses in an accredited vocational institute. (first time applicants)
5. Typed personal history and education goal essay (must be new each year)
6. Proof of acceptance from college/university/vocational or training program
7. Course description and requirements of institution for full-time students
8. Recent photograph; wallet size preferred. Please upload photo on application page.


Condition of Award:

A scholarship award is only to be used for tuition, room and board, fees, books, and course-required supplies. Funds will be distributed directly to the academic or vocational institution that administers the funds on behalf of the student on a per semester basis. Once the scholarship is granted, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that a copy of final grades and his/her official transcript is sent to The Eyak Foundation immediately upon completion of each semester or course. Second semester funds for the student will not be released until final grades are received.


Academic Probation:

For those students currently on academic probation for failing to meet the 2.0 GPA requirement for the previous term, grades must show improvement to a 2.0 GPA to qualify for the second semester funding. For those students who fail to meet the 2.0 GPA requirement for the completed term, the student will be put on probation the following term; they will continue to receive funding. If they complete the next term with at least a 2.0 GPA, they will be removed from probation. Should they fail to complete the term with a 2.0 GPA, they will be ineligible for funding from Eyak Foundation during the next application cycle.


Should for any reason the scholarship not be used, the full amount or any portion remaining is refundable to The Eyak Foundation.


Election Criteria:

The final review and scoring of scholarship applications will be done by The Eyak Foundation Board of Trustees. The applications will be evaluated using uniform review criteria. The applications, with names removed, are scored, ranked, and awarded. Particular emphasis is put on personal essays, grade point average, and letters of recommendation. Students are strongly encouraged to explore all available sources of funding, including personal contribution.

 

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