BBNC Education Foundation Scholarship Programs
The application period for the 2020-2021 academic year is now open. Students may now apply online!
To access the new system, please visit mybbnc.net and create a username and password.
- Open your internet browser and go to mybbnc.net (do not enter “www”)
- Click “REGISTER” found under the “SIGN IN” button
- Complete the web form with your information, check the “I’m not a robot” button, and click “REGISTER”
Once your registration form is submitted, it will be reviewed by BBNC during regular business hours. Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email and will be able to log in and access your profile in the portal. If you’re having trouble getting registered or logging in, please visit the FAQ page, call BBNC at 1-800-426-3602, or send BBNC an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Okay, I registered and was approved. Now what?
- Sign on to your myBBNC account at mybbnc.net
- Hover over the BENEFITS section and select BBNC Education Foundation
- Select the Higher Education and Vocational Education Scholarship Program – APPLY HERE button
- Complete your application by Friday, May 15, 2020
Please feel free to contact the BBNCEF for more detailed information at (907) 278-3602 or email email@example.com.
You may also complete a paper application. Download the paper version here:
111 West 16th Avenue, Suite 400
Anchorage, AK 99501
Toll Free: 800.426.3602
Short Term Vocational Education (STVE) Scholarship
The BBNCEF accepts applications for the Short-term Vocational Education (STVE) program throughout the year, pending available funds. To be eligible for this scholarship funding, you must be a BBNC shareholder enrolled in a short-term training program that enhances your opportunities for employment or promotion.
The maximum scholarship award under an STVE program is up to $1000 per person, per calendar year. Awards must be used within three months of the award date.
STVE scholarship awards may not be used for courses that have already begun or completed prior to the application being received and approved for award of a specific program. Awards must be used for the training period awarded and may not be carried forward to another time period.
STVE recipients who do not honor STVE award conditions during the awarded training period may be subject to a probationary period of one year from the date of the violation where the student will not be eligible to receive STVE funding. After the probationary period ends, the student will be eligible to again apply for STVE funding. Questions? Please contact the BBNC Education Foundation at 907-265-7856.
NOTE: The budget for this program is limited. Applications are reviewed on a first come – first served basis and must be complete before an award will be considered.
Other Scholarships & Resources
Remember to check out scholarships available in your community (BBNA, BBEDC, village corporations, tribal councils and local businesses, etc.) Apply for scholarships from the college, university or vocational school you plan to attend. Click here for a handy list of these programs – be sure to double-check with the agency for their deadline dates and eligibility requirements.
Bristol Bay Regional Scholarship Providers
Other Scholarship Providers
You should also check out the CIRI Foundation’s Education Resource Handbook for school and funding information.
The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) has a suite of opportunities for middle school, high school and college students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree programs and careers. To learn more, visit www.ansep.net.
U.S. Department of Education
One must complete and submit this application to apply for federal student aid and to apply for most state and college aid. (This includes the U.S. Department of Interior/Bureau of Indian Affairs Higher Education funding administered by Bristol Bay Native Association or potentially through other tribal organizations near where you reside).
Note: If you or your family has unusual or extenuating circumstances (such as loss of employment, etc.) consult with the financial aid officer at the college you plan to attend.
Be wary of organizations that charge a fee to submit your application to find you money for school. The help you pay for can be obtained for free from your school or from the U.S. Department of Education.
You may also complete the FAFSA on the web. A worksheet is available for you to complete prior to actually filing online. Visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ for more information.
REMEMBER!! Searching and applying for scholarship assistance and other financial aid usually pays off in the long run! Take the time to find resources that can help you.