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.
The AEF Scholarship is offered four times a year with the application deadline dates on August 1st, December 1st, March 1st and May 1st. AEF applicants must file an application for funding every semester or quarterly term.
The goal of the foundation is to partially finance students who are furthering their education beyond high school or to become job ready. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements to receive funding and must supply all documents required.
The Anaġi Leadership Award was created to acknowledge the leadership of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation’s late president, Dr. Jacob Anaġi Adams.
The Ivalu Scholarship was created to honor eligible applicants who are making noteworthy and influential contributions to their community through their community cultural service commitment of their personal time to projects and activities which strongly incorporate the Iñupiaq values.
The At-Large High School Scholarship Awards will be awarded each year in the amount of $2,000 each. Candidates must display superior academic performance, demonstrated leadership ability and/or community service achievements.
The deadline for these competitive awards is June 30th
Short-Term Training is defined as training of four (4) months or less that is needed to obtain a certificate
or license required to take on a job or to support development within a current position. This program is designed to assist eligible, applicants seeking employment or those who are currently employed needing additional training.
"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! ”
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!
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.