BBNC Education Foundation

For Students

BBNC Education Foundation Scholarship Programs

Higher Education Scholarship Application

The 2022-23 application period is now closed. Details for the 2023-24 academic cycle will be available in early December, 2022.

For more information or any questions, contact BBNCEF at bbncef@bbnc.net or (907) 278-3602.

Career Focused Vocational Education Scholarship Application

The new Career Focused Vocational Education (CFVE) program for BBNC shareholders supports in-depth training for specific career-focused and long-term employment goals, such as professional piloting, maritime, cosmetology licensing, and industry trades.

The next upcoming deadline to apply is Friday, July 29, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Alaska time.

To apply:

  • Sign in to your myBBNC account at myBBNC.net (do not enter “www”). If you do not have an account, register for one by clicking the “REGISTER” button and follow the instructions.
  • Click the BENEFITS section and select BBNC Education Foundation.
  • Select the “Career Focused Vocational Education Scholarship” Program Application Portal button.
  • Complete your application by Friday, July, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Alaska time.

For more information or any questions, contact the BBNCEF at bbncef@bbnc.net or (907) 278-3602.

Ikaurnga Emergency Aid

BBNCEF has developed a pilot program for emergency aid available to currently enrolled (receiving a BBNCEF scholarship) students to assist with pressing needs that might hinder a student’s ability to continue in their intended program.

This program is designed to accommodate your requests for aid to pay for a variety of unexpected needs and is open year round. Most commonly, these needs would be expenses including but not limited to: housing-related costs like rent or short-term deposits, food, utilities, medical/dental/vision care for student or dependent child, short-term childcare, transportation issues/auto breakdown, internet connection, etc.

To apply:

  • Sign in to your myBBNC account at myBBNC.net (do not enter “www”). If you do not have an account, register for one by clicking the “REGISTER” button and follow the instructions.
  • Click the BENEFITS section and select BBNC Education Foundation.
  • Select either the Higher Education or Career Focused Vocational Education Scholarship Program Application Portal buttons
  • Click Start Application for the Ikayurnga Emergency Aid Program

For more information or any questions, contact BBNCEF at bbncef@bbnc.net or (907) 278-3602.

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

Bristol Bay Native Association (BBNA) Higher Education and Adult Vocational Training Program

Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC) Education, Employment and Training

Other Scholarship Providers

You should also check out the CIRI Foundation’s Education Resource Handbook for school and funding information.

ANSEP

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

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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.