Letter from the BBNC Education Foundation Executive Director

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Congratulations to the class of 2019! 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. We applaud you!

We’re also excited to announce the recipients of the 2019-2020 Higher Education/Long-Term Vocational Educational Scholarship awards. BBNCEF received the most applications from students in our history. We made 188 awards to scholars totaling more than $770,000. We wish them a good summer before they return to their studies this fall.

In addition, we’re celebrating the accomplishments of students awarded through the Short-Term Vocational Training Program. Each of these remarkable individuals is taking a next step in their goals in building a career in their field of choice.

Summer is the season of building support for our programs. We’re proud to announce the return of our Neqa King Salmon Derby on the Nushagak River on June 21-23. It will be an exciting three days to benefit BBNC Education Foundation’s cultural heritage and scholarship programs. If you’re interested in purchasing a ticket or volunteering, see more information at Also, be on the lookout for information regarding the annual Fall Raffle.

Do you have ideas for the BBNC Education Foundation? You can always reach me at (907) 265-7875 or