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.

2020-21 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 Laticia Swift at 907-842-4370. (Student pictured- Kaila Coopchiak- Associate of Arts, Christian Ministry)

Congratulations 2018-19 HSST Graduates

Associate of Arts
Kaila Coopchiak Christian Ministry alaska Christian College Togiak
Associate of  Applied Science
Chelsea Ayers Nursing University of Alaska-Anchorage Dillingham
Angeli Venua Nursing University of Alaska Anchorage Dillingham
Caden Smeaton Contruction Technology University of Alaska Southeast Dillingham
Bachelor of Arts
Kvichak Aspelund Justice/Minor Sociology University of Alaska Anchorage Naknek
Ashley Bales Early Childhood Education University of Alaska Anchorage Naknek
Miles King Inclusive Elementary Education University of Colorado Naknek
Anthony Reynolds Liberal Arts Wyoming Catholic College Dillingham
Bachelor of Business Administration
Cole Schlagel Business Administration Management Colorado Mesa University Dillingham
Bachelor of Science
Amelia Giordano Biological Sciences University of Alaska Anchorage Dillingham
Marshall Johnson Mathematics University of Alaska Southeast Dillingham
Cody Miller Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation Brigham Young University Dillingham
Master of Science
Gabriel Fulton Civil Engineering University of Alaska Fairbanks Dillingham
Juris Doctor
Francesca Sutton Law Western Michigan Univ. Thomas M Cooley Law School 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.