Education has value in itself,
The AVCP Workforce Development Division was established to help with funding for college, trainings, and adult basic education. Funding programs include:
Higher Education which provides scholarship funding of up to $4,000 per semester to tribally enrolled members who are attending, or planning to attend, an accredited college or university.
Enrolled member of an AVCP compacted tribe
Enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits (and a maximum of 18 credits)
Demonstrate financial need as determined by the financial aid officer of the collegiate institution. (Please note that students are expected and encouraged to take advantage of institution-sponsored financial aid programs and other scholarship opportunities.)
Training can help expand on specific skills so you can take be ready to take advantage of opportunities and help with specific projects, coming up in your community.
Enrolled member of a tribe in the AVCP service area outside of Bethel.
(Tribal members living in Bethel, please contact Orutsararmiut Native Council.
Be accepted for admission into a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university
Limited job history
Limited job skills
Meet income requirements
Complete an Adult Basic Education Test (available through the AVCP Jobs Center or Yuut Elitnaurviat Adult Basic Education Department).
Adult Basic Education provides funding for tribal members to obtain their General Education Diploma (GED) through Yuut Elitnaurviat’s Adult Basic Education Program.
Our Tribal Job Centers are available to provide internet access and a space to study for the test. When you visit one of our Tribal Job Centers ask our Workforce and Benefits Navigators about employment opportunities or projects coming up in your area!
Call us today to find out which scholarships you are eligible for and the best times to apply!
“I am forever grateful for AVCP funding part of my education, without their help and investment, I would not have been able to graduate without debt. I hope that AVCP and other organizations see that investing in the future is of great importance.”
– Carlton Hautala, Kwethluk
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Yes. Participants do not need to live in the AVCP service area to qualify for higher education scholarships. However, they do need to live in the AVCP service area for training scholarships.
A: There are some exceptions to the accreditation requirement. Please contact us for more information.
A: An IDP is a one-page worksheet that helps applicants set educational and employment goals for the next 1-5 years. Each participant is required to complete an IDP when applying for higher education and training scholarships.
A: Please contact your nearest AVCP Tribal Job Center. Tribal Job Centers can proctor tests. Your score on this test may qualify you for different training opportunities.