Scholarships – Apply Online! Simplified Application Process
Since 1991, BSNC has provided more than $4 million in funding to support the postsecondary educational goals of BSNC shareholders and descendants.The Beringia Settlement Trust Scholarship (BST), Sitnasuak Foundation, Kawerak, Inc., Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation and Norton Sound Health Corporation have partnered to ease the process of applying for scholarships for the people of our region. The application is called “CACHE” which stands for “Combined Application for College and Higher Education.” The application deadlines are June 30 (Fall) and Dec. 1 (Spring). BST does not offer any scholarship awards in between these two deadlines.
If you do not have access to apply via the preferred online method, please email the Shareholder Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to request a paper application. Please read thoroughly to be familiar with all deadlines, requirements and application language. We will not accept any applications that are submitted on outdated forms.
Martin L. Olson Memorial Scholarship
The $500 annual Martin L. Olson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one student annually at the June 30 application deadline to an eligible student enrolled in a Vocational Training Program. Students do not need to apply separately to be considered.
Other Scholarships and Financial Aid
Nome Eskimo Community Scholarship: This scholarship is available to tribal members of Nome Eskimo Community.
The CIRI Foundation publishes the Education Resources Handbook to provide education and career planning information for students interested in pursuing a successful career after high school. The handbook contains valuable information to assist in preparing to attend a postsecondary education program including financial aid, internship, fellowship and training opportunities.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid: Determine eligibility for federal student financial aid (including Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, and work-study programs). In addition, most states and schools use information from the FAFSA to award non-federal aid.
Alaska Advantage: For the lowest possible cost for financial aid loan programs, grant programs for Alaska students Loan cost reduction for Alaska’s residents and a full menu of other borrower benefits and outreach programs to help Alaskans access higher education.