Applicant is considered “Returning” only if they have received a CEC Scholarship during the most recent Fall or Spring Term and completed all requirements outlined in the Agreement.
Calista Corporation Original Shareholder or Direct Lineal Descendant: Applicant must be a Calista Corporation Original Shareholder or Direct Lineal Descendant (either natural born or legally adopted) of an Original Shareholder. Individuals who inherit or received gifted shares do not qualify as Original Shareholders. Applicants must submit a copy of their Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB). Lineal 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. Official transcripts from colleges or universities attended must be submitted, or official transcripts from graduating high school or copy of GED, if no college or university has been attended.
Current 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 current (dated in current year) 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 considered enrolled Full-time or Part-time based on the schools requirements.
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 credits of more for undergraduate students and 9 or more credits for a graduate student per semester.
GPA 2.0 - 2.49 - Full-time status- $500
GPA 2.5 - 2.99 - Full-time status - $750
GPA 3.0 or higher - Full-time status - $1000
Graduate recipients - Full-time status - $1500
Trade School - Full-time status - $750
Part-time status is 6-11 credits for undergraduate students or 2-8 credits for a graduate student per semester.
GPA 2.0 - 2.49 - Part-time status - $250
GPA 2.5 - 2.99 - Part-time status - $375
GPA 3.0 or higher - Part-time status- $500
Graduate recipients - Part-time status - $750
Trade School - Part-time status - $375
Scholarships are mailed directly to the financial aid office of the recipient’s school.
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.
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 December 30)
The Calista Education and Culture, Inc. (CEC) Scholarship is funded by donations and fundraising through CEC. The scholarship program was established in 1994. CEC is an Alaska nonprofit corporation, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All CEC scholarships are subject to the availability of funding.