Scholarships

Welcome to the Chugach Heritage Foundation Scholarship Program. CHF offers scholarships to support students seeking college and university degrees (Associates, Bachelors, & Graduate/PhD, vocational certificates, job training, and possible internship opportunities.

Vocational Scholarship

  • This scholarship is available for students registered in any recognized vocational/certificate/license-based training program.

  • Students can receive a maximum of $5,000 within a calendar year under this program.

College Scholarship

  • This scholarship is available for students enrolled in an Associate level or Bachelor level degree program at an accredited college or university.

  • Students can receive up to $5,000 per academic year at the Associate level, or up to $6,300 per academic year at the Bachelor level.

  • Application Deadline: August 29th (Fall Term), December 31st (Winter/Spring Term), March 31st (Spring Quarter Term), May 15th (Summer Term)

Graduate Scholarship

  • This competitive scholarship is available for students enrolled in an accredited graduate or Ph.D. level program.

  • Students can receive a maximum of $10,500 per academic year under this program.

  • Application Deadline: June 30th

Barney Uhart Memorial Scholarship

  • This competitive scholarship is available to a senior at the undergraduate level or enrolled in a graduate program.

  • Student(s) who are approved for this award will participate in a paid summer internship (over two summers) and eligible to receive up to $10,000 in additional CHF Scholarship funding.

  • The travel and lodging for the internship will be also be provided.

  • Application Deadline: December 31st

Alyeska Alaska Native Scholarship

  • Open to students who express a high interest in working within the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Services (TAPS)/oil & gas industry.
  • All eligibility and documentation requirements must be met, and applicants must have been approved for either the CHF College, Vocational, or Graduate Scholarship awards.
  • Funding for this scholarship is limited, and eligible applications will be funded on a first-come first-serve basis.

Discretionary Scholarship

  • This scholarship program has limited funding available to assist with unique educational and cultural opportunities.

FAQ

Will receiving other scholarship funds from other sources affect my eligibility to apply for CHF scholarships?2021-05-10T16:26:42-07:00

No. Students who are receiving funds from other sources, may still apply for scholarship funds. CHF does send award letters to each school that states if there are any CHF funds remaining after tuition/program costs have been paid, those funds may be released to the student.

Will receiving other scholarship funds from other sources affect by eligibility to apply for CHF scholarships?2021-05-10T16:26:21-07:00

No. Students who are receiving funds from other sources, may still apply for scholarship funds. CHF does send award letters to each school that states if there are any CHF funds remaining after tuition/program costs have been paid, those funds may be released to the student.

I am a lineal descendant or sibling of a Chugach Alaska Corporation (CAC) or Chugach Heritage Foundation (CHF) board member/executive. Can I still apply for scholarship funding?2021-05-10T16:25:56-07:00

Eligible lineal descendants or siblings of CAC or CHF board members/executives are not eligible to apply for scholarship funding through CHF. However, individuals may submit applications with CAC Shareholder Development. Please reach out to their offices at 907-563-8866, or email shareholderdevelopment@chugach.com.

I am a Chugach descendant, and I am not sure if my descendant registration is complete. Who do I contact about this?2021-05-10T16:25:09-07:00

To find our if you have a complete descendant registration on file, please reach out to the Chugach Alaska Corporation Shareholder Services department. 907-563-8866.

Do you have to submit a new application every term?2021-05-10T16:24:43-07:00

Yes. Applicants must submit a new application for each term they are planning to enroll in. Applications must be submitted by the appropriate deadline.

Are spouses of shareholders or descendants eligible to apply for a scholarship?2021-05-10T16:24:17-07:00

Spouses must be a Chugach Alaska Corporation Original Shareholder or direct lineal descendant. If an individual does not meet this requirement, they are not eligible to apply for CHF scholarship programs.

Where can I find my award information?2021-05-10T16:23:53-07:00

Applicants who have been approved for an award can find their award details on their CHF scholarship account. Award details include award amount, award date, and check number.

I was approved for a scholarship. Will I receive the funds directly?2021-05-10T16:23:29-07:00

No. When CHF awards a scholarship, those funds are sent directly to the school/educational institution.

I am enrolled over the summer term. Can I apply for College scholarship funding?2021-05-10T16:23:03-07:00

Yes. Students may apply for scholarship funding during the summer terms. However, CHF has scholarship funding limits per academic year. If a student has reached the funding maximum during an academic year, they will not be eligible to receive additional scholarship funding for the summer term.

Who is eligible to apply for CHF scholarships?2021-05-10T16:19:16-07:00

CHF scholarship programs are only available to Chugach Alaska Corporation Original Shareholders & direct lineal descendants.

Can I apply for different CHF scholarships at one time?2021-05-10T16:19:51-07:00

Yes. Individuals may submit applications for multiple scholarship programs at one time. Example: Someone may be enrolled part-time and apply under the College scholarship program while also taking a separate vocational certificate course. In that case, they can submit another application under the Vocational scholarship program at the same time.

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