BBNC Education Foundation

For Students

BBNC Education Foundation Scholarship Programs

Higher Education/Vocational Education (HE/VE) Scholarship application

The application period for the 2020-2021 school year has closed. This is a once per year application program therefore applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in early December. For more information or any questions, contact the BBNCEF at 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.


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

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 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.