Kaila Coopchiak at Graduation

Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust

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 mid-year application is available in December.

     HSST 2022-2023 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 Rachel Tilden or Laticia Swift at 907-842-4370. (Student pictured- Kaila Coopchiak- Associate of Arts, Christian Ministry)

Congratulations 2020 HSST Graduates

Associate  of Science      
Britney Dray Recreation & Fitness Management Haskell Indian Nations University Dillingham
Mariah Dray Natural Science Haskell Indian Nations University Dillingham
Associate of Art      
Ashlyn Luckhurst Liberal Arts Kapiolani Community College Dillingham
Bachelor of Arts      
Ethan Johnson Psychology U of A Anchorage Naknek
Darren Napoli Political Science/Performing Arts U of A Fairbanks Dillingham
Sarah Schroeder Business Administration Fort Lewis College Dillingham
Jared Miller Earth Science U of A Fairbanks Dillingham
Bachelor of Science      
Mariah Dray Environmental Science Haskell Indian Nations University Dillingham
Katrina Herring Nursing U of A Anchorage Naknek
Graduate Program      
Shannon Jones Principal Administration U of A Anchorage Togiak

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.