SHI funds scholarships for Native language students seeking bachelor’s degrees to further perpetuate Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian languages in the establishment of learning nests.

Through the three-year program, selected candidates are expected to:
- Spend four hours weekly listening to audio in their heritage language;
- Spend each year with an advanced language speaker translating and transcribing 15 minutes of archival audio;
- Attend SHI’s healing Summer Language Program each year;
- Obtain a bachelor's degree in Indigenous studies with an emphasis on Alaska Native Languages.