SHI accepting applications for college, voc-tech Sealaska scholarships

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The enrollment period for Sealaska scholarship applications is open for the 2024-2025 school year.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024. However, Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is offering a $50 incentive to those who complete their scholarship application on or before Feb. 1 and who are accepted as scholarship recipients; if selected as a recipient, the $50 will be included in their scholarship award.

Applications must be filled out and submitted online at

Awards will be made to Alaska Native Sealaska shareholders and descendants enrolled full- or part-time in accredited colleges, universities, and voc-tech schools. Students must also have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. The scholarship program was founded by Sealaska and is administered by Sealaska Heritage.

“Investing in shareholders and communities is one of Sealaska’s top priorities,” said Tesla Cox, Senior Director of Shareholder Development. “Building up our shareholders from within by supporting their pursuit of education is one way in which we are able to grow vibrant, resilient communities. And we consistently see education and workforce development come up as top priorities for shareholders as well. Sealaska is proud to work closely with SHI to support our students as they pursue higher education and, in turn, invest in and strengthen their own connections to culture and community.”