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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.

Scholarships – Apply Online!

Apply Via Paper Application!

If you do not have access to apply via the preferred online method, please email the Shareholder Development Department at shdevelopment@bsnc.net 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 We will not accept any applications that are submitted on outdated forms.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.

CIRI Foundation

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.

Federal Student Aid

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

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.

BSNC Offers Scholarship for Maritime Career

BSNC is offering qualified shareholders and descendants a one-time scholarship for up to $2,000 for a career opportunity with Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO). The scholarship will help hired candidates obtain prerequisite TWIC and U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners certificates, and pay for air travel to ECO’s training facility in Louisiana.

Once hired, training starts immediately. Classroom training is two weeks, followed by three months of on-the-job training in the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you are an entry-level candidate or an experienced mariner, each candidate will have an individual development plan to work toward higher U.S. Coast Guard licenses and higher pay.

ECO training includes:

  • STCW Basic Training
  • Basic Marine Safety Training
  • Environmental Awareness Training
  • Vessel Security Training
  • Marine Rigging Training
  • On-the-job training onboard a vessel while acquiring sea time and working towards advancement

ECO’s state-of-the-art training center is one of the most advanced in the world. Staffed by U.S. Coast Guard-Certified Instructors, the ECO training staff will provide Alaska Native hires with the training and qualifications needed to build a successful career in the maritime industry.

For more information contact:

Brent Lirette
907-562-2136

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