Welcome to Arctic Education Foundation

Arctic Education Foundation (AEF) is a private, nonprofit organization committed to providing support and assistance to students pursuing higher education.

Our programs are designed to empower Iñupiat students and promote personal success within themselves and their community.


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"I graduated college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Having scholarships really helped take care of my education expenses. AEF helped tremendously and I am so grateful for their funding. Thank you AEF! ”

Meet Molly Lane

Our Impact

In 2020 the foundation awarded $2.9 million, with 591 students receiving scholarships and 77 students receiving funding for short term training – impressive numbers by any standard!

$2.9M 2020 Foundation Awarded
591 2020 AEF Scholarships Awarded
77 2020 Short Term Training Awarded

Students Resources

The goal of the foundation is to train Iñupiat students to enter the professional workforce prepared for any job, especially those common to the North Slope region. AEF funds all applicants who meet eligibility requirements and need financial assistance. Scholarship amounts are based on financial need.


2021 AEF Winter Raffle

Help support our college students! GRAND PRIZE: 2022 Polaris 550 LXT with a 10-foot Crossfox sled made by Alaska...

2021 Anaġi Award Winner!

Arctic Education Foundation is very pleased to announce Angelica Alivrun Telfair of Utqiaġvik as the 2021 Anaġi Leadership Award...

2021 Ivalu Scholarship Award Winner!

Arctic Education Foundation is very pleased to announce Muriel Katuk Brower of Utqiaġvik as the 2021 Ivalu Scholarship Award...

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