Letter from the BBNC Education Foundation Executive Director

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It’s spring and that means the annual Higher Education and Vocational Education scholarship deadline is just around the corner! All applications and materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 5, 2019 to the BBNC offices or to

Why submit an application?

There are some great reasons to put together a scholarship application. Here’s a few:

  • It pays! Last years, full-time students who were awarded scholarships received between $2,000 and $5,500. That’s a significant contribution to the cost of most undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • It’s first! Our early deadline in April means that you’ll be well prepared to submit materials for scholarship programs offered by many of our partners including Bristol Bay Native Association and Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation.
  • It’s easy! Our application is straight-forward with just a few components, including your budget, essay, and official transcript. Find the complete application at and call our staff at (907) 278-3602 with any questions.

We’re also around the corner from spring graduations. If you (or a loved one) is a soon-to-be Education Foundation alumnus, please reach out to us with your graduation plans, and send us photographs of the big event. We’ll make sure to list you in the upcoming publications. We want to celebrate your accomplishment.

You can always reach me at (907) 265-7875 or

Best wishes for the spring,
Aleesha Towns-Bain