Alaska Native Scholarship Program
Contact Alaska Native Program management to inquire about the current Scholarship Program RFP Guidelines: [email protected].
As part of fulfilling the Alaska Native Utilization Agreement (ANUA), the Alaska Native Program provides scholarship/internship funding for Alaska Natives by partnering with various statewide organizations to further enhance educational and internship programs. The goal of this strategically focused funding is to provide support to Alaska Natives for education, training, and internships that are needed in preparation for career and advancement opportunities.
The program is intended to increase the pool of qualified Alaska Native applicants in specific TAPS industry-related career fields that could lead to future employment opportunities on TAPS or other jobs in the oil industry. The scholarship program also strengthens ties with educational institutions, TAPS contractors, and Alaska Native organizations statewide.
Below is the current list of scholarship and internship program partners. Please direct individual inquiries to the respective organization.
In 1974, Alyeska signed the original Alaska Native Utilization Agreement (ANUA) with the U.S. Department of the Interior to afford Alaska Natives recruitment, testing, training, placement, employment and job counseling opportunities on TAPS. This agreement paved the way for the construction of TAPS. The intent of ANUA was to ensure that as a result of building TAPS through Alaska Native regions, Alyeska and its contractors would provide economic opportunities to Alaska’s indigenous people.
Today, Alyeska upholds this commitment with continual emphasis on educational scholarships, internships, jobs and professional development opportunities for Alaska Natives.
Pursuant to Section 29 of the Federal Agreement and Grant of Right-of-Way, Alyeska provides scholarship and internship funding to Alaska Natives through partnering organizations. The goal of this strategically focused funding is to provide partial monetary support to Alaska Natives for education, training, and internships that are needed in preparation for careers and advancement opportunities with TAPS or other oil industry related jobs.
Scholarship program proposals may be submitted during the RFP period by the following organizations:
- Accredited post-secondary education and vocational training institutions (universities, trade schools, etc.)
- TAPS contractor companies
- Alaska Native Corporations/Non-Profits/Tribes/Foundations or other non-profit organizations serving Alaska Native people through education, training and internships