Category: Education Foundation

Grantee Spotlight

The Newhalen Tribal Council connected their youth with their Elders to share traditions and culture that have been passed down for generations. Children and teens in the village were taught how to fish, use fishing nets, smoke and can their catch and how to turn their berry picking finds into homemade jam! The 2017 summer…Read More

Short-Term Vocational Education Scholarship Program

BBNCEF makes awards for the Short-term Vocational Education Program (STVE) throughout the year. Congratulations to STVE scholarship awardees from mid-November 2017-mid- May 2018: Trevor O’Hara, Joshua Seidl, Wade Church, Joseph Tiede, Cassidy Balluta, Adrianne Christensen, Caleb Smith, Blinn Dull Jr., Raini Thorson, Darren Aspelund, Ingrid Ramos-Ansaknok, Peter Frost, Cameron Poindexter, Michael Kohler, Brian Apokedak Jr.,…Read More

Student Spotlight

Congratulations to Joshua Gumlickpuk! He graduated May 6 from University of Alaska Anchorage. He is now the proud owner of a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a Minor in Mathematics. After a well-deserved celebration in Hawaii, Josh is now spending the summer in Dillingham with his dad. The two have a long-standing tradition…Read More

Letter from the BBNC Education Foundation Executive Director

Camai, Congratulations to the class of 2018! On behalf of BBNC Education Foundation, I congratulate each scholar for their awesome achievement, and thank the many caring adults, teachers, families and communities that contributed to the success of these students. It is wonderful to witness the culmination of perseverance, hard work, and joy. We’re also excited…Read More

Get Social with BBNCEF

If you need some encouragement andinspiration, we have two new campaigns that we recently launched: Watch “Ask Angela” on our Facebook page! In this video series, Program Manager Angela Peacock provides advice and feedback to students who are currently in school or thinking about enrolling. We’re also Instagram! Every month, we host a “Student Takeover”…Read More

BBNCEF Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering with the BBNC Education Foundation? We have various opportunities including assisting with fundraising and serving on the volunteer board. Please contact the BBNCEF for more information at (907) 278-3602, by emailing us at, or by mailing to the BBNC Education Foundation, 111 West 16th Avenue, Suite 400, Anchorage, AK…Read More

Scholarship and Internship Fair Season

The time to start planning for your future is now. Several fairs are coming up–make plans to attend one and get the support you need to fill out scholarship and financial aid forms, get questions answered, and find inspiration to create a new journey. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with internship coordinators and start…Read More

Plan Ahead for Summer Culture Camps!

Is your organization based in the Bristol Bay region? Are you planning culture camp activities for this summer? Now is the time to be thinking about submitting a proposal for the BBNCEF Cultural Heritage Grant Program. The Cultural Heritage Grant program starts its rolling application deadline in 2018. Your proposal can be submitted throughout the…Read More

New Growth in Spring 2018

Cama’i, It’s springtime, and at BBNCEF that means two things – Career Fairs and our annual Higher Education and Vocational Education deadline! Spring is about new growth, and our staff gets very excited to hear from students who are making plans for summer and next academic year. Applications are available online at and are…Read More

BBNCEF Welcomes New Program Officer

Ricardo Lopez has joined the BBNCEF staff as its program officer for the Cultural Heritage portfolio. Ricardo brings 15 years of knowledge and experience gained in the field of Alaska philanthropy. Before joining BBNCEF, Ricardo served as a Program Associate for the Rasmuson Foundation and as a Program Officer for The CIRI Foundation, The Alaska…Read More