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APPLICATION CHECKLIST

NEW Applicant


  • Application and Agreement Form
  • Personal Statement Form
  • Copy of BIA/CDIB or Tribal Enrollment Documentation
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (if a descendant)
  • Official Transcripts:  Official transcripts from most recent trade, vocational, college or universities attended must be submitted, or official transcripts from graduating high school or copy of GED, if no post-secondary educational institution has been attended.  Official transcripts must be in an envelope sealed from the school or submitted directly to CECI from the school.  Copies of transcripts are considered unofficial and will not be accepted.  Official transcripts must be submitted postmarked no later than June 30 for the Fall Term scholarship deadline and January 5 for the December 1 Spring Term scholarship deadline
  • Current Letter of Acceptance/Good Standing or Proof of Application:  A current letter of acceptance/good standing or letter from the school stating the application for admission is currently under review must be submitted.  A letter of acceptance must be submitted if an applicant is awarded a scholarship.


CONTINUING Applicant


Applicant is considered “Continuing” only if they have received a CECI Scholarship during the most recent Fall or Spring Term and completed all requirements outlined in the Agreement.


  • Application and Agreement Form – Due on June 30 for the Fall Term scholarship deadline and December 1 for the Spring Term scholarship deadline.
  • Official Transcripts:  Official transcripts from the most recent Fall or Spring semester/quarter must be submitted. Official transcripts must be in an envelope sealed from the school or submitted directly to CECI from the school.  Copies of transcripts are considered unofficial and will not be accepted.  Official transcripts must be submitted postmarked no later than June 30 for the Fall Term scholarship deadline and January 5 for the December 1 Spring Term scholarship deadline.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Calista Corporation Voting Shareholder or Descendant of an Original Shareholder:  Applicant must be a Calista Corporation Voting Shareholder or Descendant (either natural born or legally adopted) of an Original Shareholder.  Individuals who inherit or received gifted shares may not be Original Shareholders.  Applicants must be Alaska Native and submit a copy of their Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) or Tribal Enrollment Documentation.  Descendants must also submit a copy of their birth certificate.
  • High School Diploma or GED:  Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA):  Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  Most recent official transcripts from trade, vocational, college, or universities attended must be submitted, or official transcripts from graduating high school or copy of GED, if no post-secondary educational institution has been attended.
  • Letter of Acceptance/Good Standing or Proof of Application:  Applicant must be accepted to an accredited school (trade, vocational, college, university) or provide proof of application.  A letter of acceptance/good standing or letter from the school stating the application for admission is currently under review must be submitted.  A letter of acceptance must be submitted if an applicant is awarded a scholarship.
  • Enrollment Status:  Applicants must be enrolled Full-time or Part-time based on the schools requirements.  Trade/Vocational students must be enrolled in a degree seeking or certification program.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Scholarship awards are awarded on a Fall and Spring Term basis in alignment with the application deadline.  The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees.  The scholarship recipient must have a 2.0 or higher GPA and maintain and satisfactorily complete a full-time or part-time status for the entire semester/quarter they received the scholarship.

Full-time status is 12 or more credits for undergraduate students and 9 or more credits for a graduate student per semester.

GPA 2.0 - 2.99 - Full-time status - $750            
GPA 3.0 - 3.79 - Full-time status - $1000          
GPA 3.8 or higher - Full-time status - $1250
Graduate recipients - Full-time status - $1500
Trade School - Full-time status - $1500 Per Calendar Year

Part-time status is 6-11 credits for undergraduate students or 2-8 credits for a graduate student per semester.

GPA 2.0 - 2.99 - Part-time status - $375
GPA 3.0 - 3.79 - Part-time status - $500
GPA 3.8 or higher - Part-time status - $625
Graduate recipients - Part-time status - $750
Trade School - Part-time status - Not Available

Scholarships are mailed directly to the financial aid office of the recipient’s school.

APPLICATION PROCESSING

Completed applications must be received or postmarked on or before the deadline.  LATE and INCOMPLETE applications will not be reviewed and considered, additional materials will be discarded, and submitted materials become the sole property of Calista Education and Culture, Inc. and cannot be returned.  The stated deadline remains in effect whether the day falls on a weekend or a holiday.  When Calista Education and Culture, Inc. receives more eligible applications than the available funding, meeting the minimum selection criteria does not guarantee funding at any level.  Applicants are considered for the appropriate scholarship award based on the information they submit in their application.  Applicant selection is made in the sole discretion of Calista Education and Culture, Inc. and not subject to appeal.

Who We Are

“We call ourselves Yupiit, “Real People.”  In our language yuk means “person” or “human being.”  Then we add pik, meaning “real” or “genuine.”  We are the real people.”

-Paul John, Calista Elder

Application Postmark Deadlines:


June 30 for Fall Term         

December 1 for Spring Term

(Official Transcripts due by January 5)

Calista Education and Culture Scholarship Program

The Calista Education and Culture, Inc. (CECI) Scholarship is funded by donations and fundraising through CECI.  The scholarship program was established in 1994.  CECI is an Alaska nonprofit corporation, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  All CECI scholarships are subject to the availability of funding.