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
- Undergraduate requirements:
- 36 credit hours completed
- full-time status
- minimum cumulative and current GPA of at least 2.5
- Graduate requirements:
- full-time status
- minimum cumulative and current GPA of at least 3.0
Please submit your completed online form when prompted. If you are choosing to email the supplemental files, be sure to send them to the Caleb Scholars Program Director at if they have not been uploaded directly to the form by the deadline.
- 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)
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?
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 conservation. While in the Program, Scholars are expected to:
- Participate in a mentorship (we provide mentors for you!)
- Engage in extracurricular activities (such as participating in conferences and webinars, attending our Virtual Qargi learning sessions, practicing advocacy, and more)
- Complete our required Positive Community Citizenship Training
- Maintain eligibility as outlined in our Program Policies
Scholars may be supported through additional funding such as paid internships, travel grants, and extracurricular support.