Contacting
Education Coordinator

Phone: 907-442-7652

Jason Johnson, Sr.
Education Program Manager

jdjohnson@maniilaq.org

 

Scholarships

Students pursuing college degrees and Tribal members in need of additional training and assistance have many funding opportunities from Maniilaq Association. For additional information, please contact the Maniilaq Association Education Program Manager at (907) 442-7693 or email etprogram@maniilaq.org

James “Qigñak” Wells Endowment Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to students who are registered in accredited degree programs related to services that are provided by Maniilaq Association. This scholarship covers all tuition, fees, books, travel and a monthly stipend and is position based and will accept new applicants when a position becomes available. Applicants must be members of the service area. All applicants that are chosen also must agree to work with Maniilaq Association upon completion of degree for up to 2 years or more. Download Endowment Application

Higher Education

Scholarship awarded to Tribal members enrolled into the Tribes of Ambler, Shungnak, Deering, Kivalina, Noorvik and Kobuk and accepted into accredited degree programs. To apply, download application at bottom of page.

Paaraq Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to students within the Maniilaq service area accepted into an accredited college or university with the major relating to Maniilaq services. To apply, download application at bottom of page.

Training & Other Assistance

Adult Vocational Training

Funding provided to Tribal members who are enrolled into one of the tribes of Ambler, Shungnak, Deering, Kivalina, Noorvik and Kobuk and accepted into a Vocational training. The individuals objective must be to obtain or retain employment following training to allow for self sufficiency. To apply, download application at bottom of page.

Workforce Investment Act

Funding provided to individuals who are Alaska Native and who reside within the service area that are accepted into a vocational training with the intent on finding employment following their training. “WIA” also can provide funding for individuals pursuing their GED. To apply, download application at bottom of page.


Direct Employment

Assistance provided to tribal members who are employed and enrolled into one of the tribes of Ambler, Shungnak, Deering, Kivalina, Noorvik and Kobuk. To apply, download application at bottom of page.

Child Care Assistance

Assistance to tribal members in the service area that are working or schooling that need assistance paying for childcare. To apply, download application at bottom of page.

General Assistance

Assistance for tribal members with no dependents that are not able to work and have been denied TANF. To apply, download application at bottom of page.

Applications

To apply for scholarship or assistance, download:

Application

Checklist

Print it out, fill in your personal information and fax, mail or hand deliver to Employment & Training in the Ferguson building in Kotzebue. Then you must contact an Employment & Training Coordinator in order to complete the application process.

Contact Information

Maniilaq Association
Attn: Employment & Training
P.O. Box 256
Kotzebue, AK 99752
Fax: 907-442-7765
1-800-478-3312