CVRF is committed to hiring from our communities for jobs located in our communities, the corporate office, and in the Bering Sea fleet. Higher education and training can be great preparation for those jobs. The Louis Bunyan Memorial Scholarship (LBMS) fund began in 1993 to aid CVRF residents pursuing higher education or certificate programs. The training assistance program provides tuition assistance to residents attending short-term training programs from two days to twelve weeks.
The amount of LBMS scholarship awards vary based on GPA and the number of classes being taken. The higher the applicant’s GPA, the greater chance they must qualify for the maximum funding available–$4,000 per semester. Awards are paid directly to the selected school and may be used to cover the cost of tuition, room and board, books, and required fees. In 2019, 112 individuals received scholarships and training awards totaling roughly $433,000. Residents currently enrolled in college or vocational school or those who plan to attend should apply for the Louis Bunyan Memorial Scholarship.