Koniag Education Foundation's (KEF) ultimate goal is to equip Koniag shareholders and registered descendants with the education and skills needed to pursue employment opportunities and grow Alaska Native leadership in the business world. From your first year of college to the highest levels of a doctoral thesis, from vocational classes to your college degree – KEF is your partner in education. We invite you to browse our scholarships and see how we can help. Please contact us at 1 (888) 562-9093 or (907) 562-9093 or email email@example.com if you need application assistance or have any feedback on our application portal. Quyanaa (thank you)!
About Koniag Education Foundation:
KEF was incorporated in the State of Alaska on January 8, 1993 and was deemed a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization in February of 1994. Koniag, Inc. is one of thirteen Alaska Native Regional Corporations established by the Federal Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) tasked with the purpose of providing dividends to Alaska Natives through business and investment growth. KEF, as the nonprofit affiliate, was established to ensure that all Koniag shareholders and descendants interested in pursuing a post-secondary education would be provided this opportunity, regardless of their financial status. In 1997, Koniag, Inc. established a five-million-dollar endowment to sustain and grow KEF. As a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, KEF has a separate staff and Board of Directors; however, to insure input into future endeavors, the Board of Directors of Koniag, Inc. is the voting membership of KEF.
KEF Board and Staff focus on the mission, “To help our people achieve their potential through education,” by developing scholarships designed to encourage education for rural and urban students through outreach and student recruitment/retention programs, collaborative efforts with other entities, and grant-writing opportunities that propel our mission. KEF also manages internship programs which further develop employment skills, education, and community involvement in our students.