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 and Vocational Training scholarships are available for eligible tribal members who are attending, or planning to attend, an accredited college, university or training program. The Tribal Workforce Development program will provide need-based funding to eligible students.
Enrolled member of an AVCP compact tribe
Non-compact tribal member who is 24-years-old or younger and meets income eligibility requirements
TANF Cash Assistance Clients
Students must demonstrate a financial need as determined by the financial aid office of their school.
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
High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
Unemployed, Underemployed or Low Income
Complete an Adult Basic Education Test (available through our AVCP Job Centers)
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.