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Foundation Goals

AEF was established in 1977 as a non-profit private foundation committed to providing support to eligible students pursuing either a degree or certification. The goal of the Foundation is an educated, trained Inupiat professional workforce ready to take on any job, especially those jobs requiring professionals within the North Slope region. All applicants who meet eligibility requirements and show a financial need are funded.


AEF is governed by a 5-member Board of Directors and assisted by the AEF Manager and the AEF Secretary, both Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) employees whose services are donated to the foundation. Decisions are based on an overall assessment of each scholarship application.

2015 Anaġi Award Winner

Congratulations to our 2015 winner Heather Marie Qannik Dingman!