Maniilaq Association Scholarships

(Maniilaq) James Qignak Wells Endowment Scholarship

Deadline August 26th

Endowment Application


(Maniilaq) Higher Education Scholarship

Deadline First Friday in August

Must fill out both Maniilaq Application & Intake Application

Higher Ed/VOC Application

Intake Application


(Maniilaq) Paaraq Scholarship

Deadline August 15th

PAARAQ Application



  • Currently enrolled tribal member
  • Currently enrolled at a credited university or technical school
  • Enrolled as a full-time student
  • have a 2.0 or 2.5 (James Qignak Wells) GPA or greater



  1. Completed Application
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. Proof of Acceptance
  4. Proof of Full-time Registration (James Qignak Wells Only)
  5. Tribal Member Card
  6. High School Diploma
  7. Letter of Intent - Explain your reasons for the scholarship, career goals, and how goals will benefit the Inupiat People.
  8. Resume'
  9. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  10. Budget/Needs Sheet
  11. Release of Information Form



James Qignak Wells up to $12,000 a year

Higher Education Scholarship up to $1200 a semester

Paaraq Scholarship up to $1200



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