Our Education and Career Training program supports the traditional Kahtnuht’ana Dena’ina value of education – passing down cultural knowledge and traditions and supporting formal education. We believe education is a cornerstone of a healthy and thriving community. Alaska Native and American Indian people pursuing higher education and career advancement can access a variety of services, including:
Bureau of Indian Affairs Higher Education Scholarships
These income-based scholarships are available to Alaska Native and American Indian students who live in the tribe’s service area and are pursuing four-year degrees from accredited institutions. Students may receive up to $4,000 per academic year. To qualify, students must carry a minimum 2.5 GPA. The deadlines to apply are Dec. 1 for the spring semester and June 1 for the fall semester.
Kenaitze Indian Tribe Scholarships
Open exclusively to Tribal Members, these scholarships are available to students pursing two- or four-year degrees. Students may receive up to $4,000 per academic year. To qualify, students must carry a minimum 2.0 GPA. Students may apply at any time.
Kenaitze Education Enrichment Scholarship
This scholarship is available to Kenaitze Indian Tribe members enrolled full-time in grades 7–12 living in the tribe’s geographic service area. It provides supplementary financial assistance to meet specialized and unique education needs and to enrich educational experiences.
Daggeyi Internship Program
The Daggeyi Internship Program is designed to build on job skills and college/career readiness while providing weekly progress support for personal and academic goals. Daggeyi Interns rotate between various Tribal programs to gain exposure to a wide range of workplace experiences and Tribal operations. When available, position vacancies are posted at www.kenaitze.org/careers/.
Career Training and Placement
Our career training program is open to Alaska Native and American Indian people who are unemployed or underemployed. We offer pre-apprenticeship assistance, vocational training, career development plans and more. This is an income-based service. Meanwhile, the career placement program helps individuals who have recently been employed but need assistance with groceries, clothing and similar necessities before they receive their first paycheck.
Workforce Investment Act
Through the Workforce Investment Act, we are able to help Alaska Native and American Indian people receive on-the-job experience as well as training. Internships are available across the tribe to give professional exposure to participants between the ages of 15 and 21.
Circle of Life Scholarships
The Circle of Life Scholarship supports Kenaitze Indian Tribal Members pursuing postsecondary education at an accredited institution who meet eligibility requirements. Funding is contingent on a student maintaining good academic standing and based on financial need. This scholarship is funded through donations.
Contact – Location – Hours
35105 K-B Drive, Suite A
Soldotna, AK 99669
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday