Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship TrustTiera

The Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust (HSST) offers financial aid to Bristol Bay CDQ residents earning degrees at accredited colleges or universities as full-time students. Eligibility requirements are:

  • Resident of a Bristol Bay CDQ community
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Registered as a full-time student in a degree program
  • Undergraduates must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Graduate students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Award amounts vary. The regular application deadline is June 28, 2019.                                                                

2019-2020 HSST Application

There is a mid-year application opportunity available in January. 2018-2019 Mid-Year HSST Application

Reminder: Students must maintain residency throughout their education, you are expected to return to your community when not in school and abide by the full the residency policy. If you have any any questions regarding residency requirements or questions about any absences you may need to take, please contact BBEDC and have them addressed BEFORE you begin your travel.   BBEDC Residency Policy

For more information contact Pearl Strub or Laticia Swift at 907-842-4370. (Student pictured- Tiera Schroeder, Bachelor of Arts-Psychology)

Congratulations 2016-2017 HSST Graduates

Master of Education      
Virginia Bobbit Teaching Western Washington University Dillingham
Bachelor of Science      
Tara Henry Biology University of Washington Dillingham
Aurora Hoeferle Natural Sciences/Minor Theater University of Alaska Anchorage Dillingham
Kristin Smeaton I.S.-Pre-Physical Therapy/Minor Psychology Southern Oregon University Dillingham
Reed Tennyson Business Management/Minor Env. Science/Cert. in Sustainability & Leadership Southern Oregon University Dillingham
Bachelor of Arts      
Abraham Bobbit Business Administration Concord University Dillingham
Ashley Miller Business Management Fort Lewis College Dillingham
Erika Quinter English Language & Literature Southern New Hampshire University King Salmon
Tiera Schroeder Psychology Fort Lewis College Dillingham
Vivian Shade Rural Development University of Alaska Fairbanks Dillingham
Acacia Walton Psychology Fort Lewis College Dillingham
Associate of Applied Science      
Laurie Anderson Nursing University of Alaska Anchorage Dillingham
Bronson Brito Nursing University of Alaska Anchorage Dillingham
Kellen Halford Inter Discplinary Studyies- Energy University of Alaska Anchorage Dillingham
Susie Jenkins-Brito Nursing University of Alaska Anchorage Dillingham
Javier Meraz Occupational Safety & Health University of Alaska Anchorage Dillingham


HSST book

Support HSST, Purchase "The Canneries, Cabins, and Caches of Bristol Bay, Alaska"

Looking for a gift to give from the Bristol Bay region? John Branson's is a great choice! Filled with pictures and history related to the Bristol Bay Fishery, it is sure to please. Contact BBEDC for more information or to purchase your copy. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust.