Category: Education Foundation

Thank You to GCI and Weidner!

Greg Cerbana (far left) and Ryan Schmittinger (far right) of Weidner Apartment Homes with Aleesha Towns-Bain and Jason Metrokin at the 2019 Neqa Derby. Weidner was one of the major sponsors of the event donating $15,000 to support BBNCEF’s mission.

Quyana Corner

During the fall, we pause to thank the many corporate business and foundation partners who have supported our mission during the past year. These generous gifts make it possible for BBNC shareholder students to reach and attain their education and training goals, and support our cultural heritage work in Bristol Bay. You can donate to…Read More

Honoring Mel Monsen

BBNC Education Foundation honored Mel Monsen, a legacy donor to the Foundation, at its Annual Partner and Donor Quyana Event on November 7, 2019. Mel was joined by members of his family including EF scholarship alumnae Elizabeth Strong. The evening featured food, games and music from cultural heritage grant recipient, the Yupik Singing Choir led…Read More

New Online HE/VE Scholarship Application!

The BBNC Education Foundation 2020-2021 applications for the Higher Education/Vocational Education (HE/VE) Scholarship Program are due at 5:00 p.m. AK time, April 3, 2020. This is a once per year application program. Students can now submit their application online! Just login to your myBBNC account or create one at and click on the Education Foundation under the benefits…Read More

New Cultural Heritage Awards

The BBNC Education Foundation Board of Directors are pleased to announce three Cultural Heritage and Place Name grant awards for the third quarter of 2019 totaling $15,000 in new grant awards: Igiugig Village Council received an award of $5,000 to support the purchase of regalia and development of songs and dances for the Makuryat Yurartet…Read More

King Salmon Derby on the Nushagak

BBNC Education Foundation hosted a two-day king salmon derby on the Nushagak River near Dillingham on June 21-23. BBNCEF received $112,000 in cash and in-kind services to support the Foundation’s mission. Thank you to all our sponsors including our key sponsors GCI and Weidner Apartment Homes. BBNCEF also received a surprise donation from the National…Read More

Short Term Vocational Education Scholarship Program

BBNCEF makes awards for the Short-term Vocational Education Program (STVE) throughout the year. Are you considering an application? STVE scholarships up to a maximum of $1,000 are awarded to shareholders for short-term vocational/certification training programs that enhance opportunities for employment or promotion. For complete program eligibility requirements and application, visit Applications may also be…Read More