Annual Educational Scholarship

Each year, Cordova District Fishermen United (CDFU) provides three scholarship opportunities for individuals seeking to attend Vocational/technical college, 2 year college, 4 year college, or other post-secondary education schools to better themselves and their careers within the Fishing Industry. CDFU is able to support further education of commercial fishermen and students through the educational scholarship fund.


2019 Scholarship application period.

Applicants who are seeking further education in any fisheries/mechanic/marketing related field that fit one of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Current members of CDFU and their dependents.

  • Area E permit holders/crew.

  • High school graduates with a history of working in the commercial fishing industry of Area E.

  • College students with a history of working in the commercial fishing industry of Area E .

Preference may be given to CDFU members (voting), their dependents and those applicants who have not been awarded a CDFU scholarship in the past.

Scholarship applicants will be competing for one of the three scholarships as follows:

  • 1 x $2,000 award (Robert H. Blake Memorial Scholarship)

  • 1 x $1,000 award (CDFU Award)

  • 1 x $500 award (Steven R. Smith Memorial Scholarship)

Apply by printing, completing, and returning the application packet to CDFU by March 29th 2019.

 Questions? Please contact CDFU.

907-424-3447.