Two Ways to Win Cash!

Shareholders who have a direct deposit and/or a stock will on file that has been updated within the last five years are entered into quarterly prize drawings. The next deadline is February 17! Winter Direct Deposit Winners: $500 – Lily Henry $250 – Annie Wilson $250 – John E. Wassillie $250 – Renetta Haggard $250…Read More

Alaska Native Veteran Allotment Act

In the fall of 2020, Alaska Native veterans who served in the Vietnam war (any service between August 5, 1964 and December 31, 1971) who did not receive a Native Allotment will be eligible to apply for allotments (2.5-160 acres) under new legislation passed by Congress. The heirs of deceased Alaska Native veterans will also…Read More

Recipe Corner: Salted Fish Heads

Ingredients: Salmon fish heads (King or red salmon) Rock salt Cold water Large bucket Instructions: 1. Thoroughly clean and cut the fish heads – remove the gills. 2. Cut fish heads in half, washing thoroughly to remove all the blood and let soak in cold freshwater for one hour. 3. Layer the bottom of the…Read More

Quyana Corner

During the fall, we pause to thank the many corporate business and foundation partners who have supported our mission during the past year. These generous gifts make it possible for BBNC shareholder students to reach and attain their education and training goals, and support our cultural heritage work in Bristol Bay. You can donate to…Read More

Short-Term Vocational Education Scholarship Program

BBNCEF makes awards for the Short-term Vocational Education Program (STVE) throughout the year. Are you considering an application? STVE scholarships up to a maximum of $1,000 are awarded to shareholders for short-term vocational/ certification training programs that enhances opportunities for employment or promotion. For complete program eligibility requirements and application, visit Applications may also…Read More

Honoring Mel Monsen

BBNC Education Foundation honored Mel Monsen, a legacy donor to the Foundation, at its Annual Partner and Donor Quyana Event on November 7, 2019. Mel was joined by members of his family including EF scholarship alumnae Elizabeth Strong. The evening featured food, games and music from cultural heritage grant recipient, the Yupik Singing Choir led…Read More

New Online HE/VE Scholarship Application!

The BBNC Education Foundation 2020-2021 applications for the Higher Education/Vocational Education (HE/VE) Scholarship Program are due at 5:00 p.m. AK time, April 3, 2020. This is a once per year application program. Students can now submit their application online! Just login to your myBBNC account or create one at and click on the Education Foundation under the benefits…Read More

New Cultural Heritage Awards

The BBNC Education Foundation Board of Directors are pleased to announce three Cultural Heritage and Place Name grant awards for the third quarter of 2019 totaling $15,000 in new grant awards: Igiugig Village Council received an award of $5,000 to support the purchase of regalia and development of songs and dances for the Makuryat Yurartet…Read More