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PLEASE READ ALL CONTENT BEFORE COMPLETING APPLICATION BELOW

 

Deadline Policy:

All required documents must be received no later than four weeks after the start of the term.  Only complete application packets will be funded.

 

Qualifications:

An applicant for the CHF Scholarship Program must be:

  • An original shareholder or lineal descendant (by birth or adoption) of an original shareholder of the Chugach Alaska Corporation (CAC).
    • As a lineal descendant you must register with the CAC Shareholder Services Department. Please see page 4, section G, for details. 
  • Enrolled in an accredited college, university, or have received acceptance for admission to such program.

COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Repeat Applicants


£ 
Signed and completed application.

£  Official transcripts must be submitted with your annual application

£  Class schedule (to include credit hours and be signed by your academic advisor)

£  For those changing schools, submit a new Admissions/Acceptance letter

£  If a lineal descendant, must have complete Descendant Registration on file with CAC Shareholder Services

*You will have a chance to upload these documents electronically during the application process. If you don't have these documents now, please get them and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNTS:

Undergraduate funding is based on full-time status as determined by your school. Students attending at less than full-time will receive a pro-rated award.  Awards will be split among number of terms within an academic year.

 

Status

Maximum  Award per Academic Year

Maximum Award per Semester

Maximum  Award per Quarter

Freshman and Sophomores, Associates degrees
and one or two year certificates

$5,000

$2,500

$1,667

Juniors and Seniors: Requires class standing verification from institution/Advisor

$6,300

$3,150

$2,100

 

Scholarship Information 

Use of Funds.  I understand that the proceeds of the scholarship, if approved, will be used to further my education in the degree program where I am enrolled and for the period of time indicated in the guidelines as approved by the Foundation.  You will be funded up to full-time status determined by the registration form you provide. 

Check Disbursement

  • Scholarship checks are issued to the school on behalf of the student.
  • Any scholarship funds remaining after tuition, books, and fees have been paid will be issued to the student from the school for associated living and educational costs while attending school
  • Funding for subsequent terms will not be issued until student submits an unofficial transcript showing successful completion of previous term’s course work, and a class schedule (to include credit hours) for the following term that must be signed off by the student’s academic advisor.
  • Upon receipt of completed application packet a check will be issued to the school.  Please allow two to three weeks for your scholarship award to be processed once ALL required documentation has been received. 

 Grade Transcripts.  I understand that immediately upon completion of the semester or term, I shall submit an unofficial copy of my transcript, to the Chugach Heritage Foundation to verify completion of the courses of study for which the award was made.  Funding for any subsequent term will be forfeited if the class schedule and transcripts are not received within 4 weeks after the term begins.

Successful Completion of CHF Funded Course Work:

By accepting scholarship funding the student agrees to successfully complete all courses for which funding is provided.   Successful completion is defined by earning a minimum “C” grade for each course funded by CHF.

Failure to meet this obligation will place the recipient’s scholarship on hold. 

Holds may be released by one of the following options –

 

1)       Contact the Scholarship Manager to request placement on probationary status during which CHF funding will continue.  Student must submit in writing (email or hard copy) a minimum 1 page explanation of the circumstance(s) which resulted in failure to meet obligations. The Scholarship Manager will then make a decision regarding award of probationary status.

2)       Repayment to CHF the portion of funding associated with any unsuccessfully completed course work.

Note: This option may only be considered if the credit discrepancy is less than half of the minimum full-time requirements as stated by the institution.

3)       Use student’s own funding to successfully complete the CHF funded course deficiency.

 It is up the student to promptly notify the CHF office should the above completion requirements not be met.  Failure to do so could lead to severe delays in the student’s scholarship award process, and/or their award may be forfeited for the term.

CAC Descendant Registration:

If lineal descendant or Original CAC Shareholder, applicant must complete the descendant registration form at  www.chugach.com under Shareholders click Descendant Registration.  Please contact Shareholder Services (907-563-8866) with any questions regarding the registration process. 

Notes: For applicants who have already submitted their birth certificates and/or CDIB with CHF, you do not need to submit another copy with the Descendant Registration form. Once applicants have completed their registration, they will not need to complete this process again with future scholarship applications.

 

 

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