Higher Education

Higher Education provides financial awards to students in college and post-secondary vocational education programs. Guidance is also provided to students in obtaining financial support from sources of funding other than TCC.

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TCC GO “Growing Our Own”

The TCC Education Department is excited to share news of our new TCC GO (“Growing Our Own”) Program. Funded through an ANE grant, TCC GO is designed to encourage high school students to pursue a career in a health-related field. The program focuses on providing guidance for pursuing interests in health careers.
Learn more at the TCC GO Page

For the 2018-2019 academic year, TCC provides funding consideration to students from:

  • Birch Creek
  • Circle
  • Huslia
  • Minto
  • Nenana
  • Takotna
  • Tetlin
  • At Large Shareholders of Doyon, Limited (Class B)
  • Tribal members residing in Fairbanks (AVT only)

Adult Vocational Training

TCC provides funding consideration for vocational education to eligible tribal members residing in the five (5) Interior villages of Birch Creek, Circle, Huslia, Minto, and Tetlin, as well as Fairbanks. Individuals must be degree-seeking and accepted by an accredited vocational training school in Alaska or the United States.

Applications and required documents for Higher Education and Adult Vocational Training applicants must be submitted to Tanana Chiefs by the following dates:

  • April 30- Academic year deadline
  • November 15 – Spring deadline
  • March 15 – Summer deadline (needs justification)

Adult Basic Education

The Adult Basic Education Program provides support for students seeking to complete high school equivalency examinations, or are in need of upgrades in basic core courses (math, English, etc.). For the 2018-2019 academic year, TCC provides Adult Basic Education funding consideration to tribal members enrolled to Birch Creek, Nenana, and Takotna.

Johnson O’Malley Program

Through annual individual agreements, Tanana Chiefs Education Department works with various tribal entities to deliver their Johnson-O’Malley Programs. For the 2018-19 year, Tanana Chiefs is working with Dot Lake, Eagle, Grayling, Healy Lake, Holy Cross, Minto, Nenana, Telida, and Tetlin.

The purpose of the program is to provide supplementary financial assistance to meet the unique and specialized educational needs of Alaska Native and American Indian children. To assure parent participation and control, the JOM Act requires an active and involved Parent/Indian Education Committee and a completed Education Plan to guide the program. The TCC Education Department works collaboratively with our tribes and their established parent committee to jointly develop and delivery their program.