Success Stories


The Tebughna Foundation is proud to share these Success Stories from past TF recipients. 

Tebughna Foundation won the Inclusive Energy Innovation prize!

Over the last year, the teams competing in the second phase of the inaugural Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize have been hard at work engaging disadvantaged communities in the clean energy transition. They have been supporting solar startups in marginalized regions, balancing clean energy development with traditional principles of land stewardship in rural areas, and developing an acceleration

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TF Scholarship Awardee – Justine Warney

Justine graduated from beauty school in 2014 as class valedictorian, and now she is operating her own beauty salon in fabulous Las Vegas! Congratulations Justine, we here at Tebughna Foundation are proud of you and we are so happy to hear about your success.

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TF Scholarship Awardee – Ashley Chuitt

Ashley Chuitt, one of our Tebughna scholars, says: “Yagheli da! I have graduated my massage therapy program and and so grateful for the help from the  Tebughna foundation , special thanks to the village for all the support. I have no words for the opportunity and am so happy for this skill under my belt!”

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TF Scholarship Awardee – Chris King

The Tebughna Foundation would like to congratulate Chris King for completing his Culinary Arts Certificate from AVTEC! I would like to thank the Native Village of Tyonek, The Tebughna Foundation and The CIRI Foundation for all of your funding and support throughout my school year, I could not have done it without you.  Because of

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TF Scholarship Awardee – Bernadene Henrie

Good luck and congratulations to Bernadene Henrie who was awarded a scholarship from TF. My name is Bernadene Henrie, I go by Bernie. I am enrolled in the Business Administration program at Alaska Pacific University and am seeking my associate degree. This semester I completed the following classes: • Directed Study in Social Media Marketing,•

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TF Scholarship Awardee – Joshua Kerstein

Good luck to Joshua Kerstein who was awarded a scholarship from TF.  “My career and educational goals are directly related with one another. My immediate educational goal is to achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher in the pre-nursing program, at Southern Oregon University. A second educational goal is to complete a vocational training and become

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