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The Caleb Scholars Program awards a limited amount of scholarships on an annual basis following the typical academic year (fall-spring) in the amount of $2,000 per semester.
The next opportunity to apply is for the Fall 2024/Spring 2025 academic year. Deadline to apply is July 15, 2024 at 11:59pm in your local timezone. If you have any questions about the application or our program, you can reach us via email at
You are eligible to apply to the Caleb Scholars Program if you meet the following requirements:
- Alaskan Inuit heritage from the CSP service area (i.e., enrolled as a tribal member, or a direct descendant, of a tribe from the Norton Sound region, Northwest Arctic region, or Arctic Slope region)
- Currently enrolled at an accredited university or college
- Part time and full time students are welcome to apply
- minimum cumulative and current GPA
- Undergrad Students: 2.5
- Grad Students: 3.0
- Completed New Application online form
- Responses to all Short Answer and Essay questions (see prompts below)
- A copy of current unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
- Class registration for the upcoming semester showing full-time status
- One letter of recommendation that specifically addresses your “fit” for the Caleb Scholars Program (View our Letter of Recommendation packet here). Note if you have a letter of recommendation for this program that was written within the last 3 years you may use the same one.
Please submit your completed online form when prompted.
View our Essay examples here. Please answer all questions below.
Short Answer Questions (up to 100 words):
- Are you tribally enrolled or a direct descendant of a tribal member from the Caleb Scholars Program service area (Norton Sound, NW Arctic, or Arctic Slope regions of Alaska)? Please specify tribe and enrollment status.
- What is your connection to an Alaskan Arctic Inuit community in the Caleb Scholars Program service area?
Essay Question (100 – 300 words):
- What does Inuit-led conservation advocacy mean to you, and how will your education help to support it?