Our Education and Career Development 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 seeking degrees in health-related fields may receive up to $3,500 per academic year. All others may receive up to $2,500. 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. Up to $3,500 per academic year is available to those seeking degrees in the health field. Up to $2,500 is available to other students. 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.
Job Training and Placement
Our job 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 job 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.
Contact – Location – Hours
35105 K-B Drive, Suite A
Soldotna, AK 99669
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday