Category: Education Foundation

BBNC Education Foundation Board Recruiting

One BBNC Education Foundation board seat will be filled in October 2020. Service on the board is non-paid/voluntary service. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume that outlines your education, work history, community involvement and nonprofit or other relevant experience that may be beneficial to the Foundation. Letters and resumes must be…Read More

Save the Date for the Neqa Derby

The Neqa Derby on the Nushagak River will take place on June 19-21, 2020. This is the signature fundraising event to benefit the BBNC Education Foundation and features three days of healthy competition on the Nushagak during King salmon season. The derby will award three cash prizes, an individual trophy, and a lodge trophy. The…Read More

Apply Online Now For BBNC Education Foundation Higher Education Scholarship

Students who are pursuing college or long-term vocational training can now APPLY ONLINE via the myBBNC portal. Follow the steps below. To register: • Open your internet browser and go to (do not enter “www”) • Click “REGISTER” found under the “SIGN IN” button • Complete the web form with your information, check the…Read More

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