Thinking about applying for the Caleb Scholars Program? Start here!
In addition to reading the Program Policies, please read the information on this page closely, as well as the Deadlines & Degrees and FAQ’s pages. We look forward to seeing your application!
All prospective applicants must read our Program Policies [PDF] prior to submitting an application. You are eligible to apply if you meet the following requirements:
- Enrolled in a tribe located in Norton Sound, Northwest Arctic Borough, or Arctic Slope Borough
- Enrolled in a preferred degree program at an accredited university
- Already have completed 36 credit hours
- Registered for a full-time course load for the upcoming semester (12 credit hours for undergraduates, or full-time equivalent for graduate students)
New Application Packet
A complete application packet consists of:
- Signed scholarship application.
- Official documentation of your tribal status;
- Paper or electronic copies of your unofficial university transcripts (email to firstname.lastname@example.org);
- Class registration for the upcoming semester (at least 12 credit hours);
- Two letters of recommendation; and,
- Responses to all three (3) essay questions listed in the application packet.
The Caleb Scholars Program Steering Committee will meet according to our Program Policies to discuss each application and make final selection decisions.
All applicants will be notified of their selection status within 3 to 5 weeks of the application due date.
Caleb Scholars applying for the next semester should submit:
- A signed continuing application
- Proof of registration
- Essay on academic progress
What’s Expected of Caleb Scholars
Students selected into the Caleb Scholars Program are passionate and talented. They demonstrate understanding and vision for how their unique interests can make an impact in the various fields contributing to marine conservation. While in the Program, Scholars are expected to achieve the following:
- Continued academic excellence
- Extracurricular pursuits outside their degree program (such as internships, research, presentations, workshops, self-directed or collaborative projects)
- Engagement with networks of professionals, including mentorships within the Program
Scholars who use creativity to develop their own visions for success may be supported through additional funding. Scholars may also receive assistance and coaching throughout the Program to build the pathways that will help them grow to achieve their unique potential.