The major goal of the Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) Foundation is encourage the education and career development of Alaska Natives through postsecondary scholarships and grants, research and other educational projects.  Applicants must be, or be descended from, original enrollees of the Cook Inlet Region.  Applications for the academic year will likely open in early May and be due June 1st.  Mid-year scholarships open in November and are due December 1st.