Contacting
Employment & Training

Phone: 907-442-7021

Colby Howarth
Coordinator

scholarships@maniilaq.org

 

Employment & Training

Tribal members in need of additional training and assistance have many funding opportunities from Maniilaq Association. For additional information, please contact the Maniilaq Association Workforce Development Coordinator at 907-442-7021 or scholarships@maniilaq.org

Paaraq Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to tribal members within the Maniilaq service area accepted into an accredited college or university with the major relating to Maniilaq services. Download application

Higher Education

Scholarship awarded to tribal members enrolled into one of the tribes of Ambler, Shungnak, Deering, Kivalina, Noorvik or Kobuk and accepted into accredited degree programs. Download application

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, round trip 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. Download application

Training & Other Assistance

Adult Vocational Training/WIA

Funding provided to tribal members who are enrolled into one of the tribes of Ambler, Shungnak, Deering, Kivalina, Noorvik or Kobuk and accepted into a Vocational training. The individual's objective must be to obtain or retain employment following training to allow for self sufficiency. Download application

Direct Employment

Assistance provided to tribal members who are recently employed and enrolled into tribe of Ambler, Shungnak, Deering, Kivalina, Noorvik and Kobuk. Download application

Child Care Assistance

Assistance provided to tribal members in the service area that are working or going to school to pay for childcare.Download application

General Assistance

Assistance for tribal members within the Maniilaq Service Area that have been denied TANF. Download application

Burial Assistance

Payment made on behalf of a tribal member for burial expenses. Download application

Contact Information

Maniilaq Association
Attn: Employment & Training
P.O. Box 256
Kotzebue, AK 99752
Fax: 1(866)832-9350
1-800-478-3312