Application Postmark Deadlines:
June 30 for Fall Term
December 1 for Spring Term
(Official Transcripts due by January 5)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.