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This Thursday, February 21 in Fairbanks


Join Doyon Foundation for our spring student dinner in Fairbanks this Thursday, February 21! The event takes place from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Doyon Industrial Facility, 615 Bidwell Ave., in the first floor classroom. If you please to attend, please RSVP here.

Gift Baskets

Join us for delicious food and door prizes!

We’ll have delicious food as well as door prizes, networking and words from our alumni speakers: Selina Sam, as well as our very own language revitalization program director, Allan Hayton!

All Doyon Foundation students, alumni, family, friends and other supporters are welcome to attend this free event. RSVP here.

Are you a Foundation alumni? If so, please consider bringing a door prize donation or a dish to share. Let us know what you can bring when you RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! To help you celebrate today, we’ve worked with our wonderful team of speakers to share 11 different ways to say “I love you” in the Alaska Native languages of the Doyon region.

  1. Neghw estsen’, Benhti Kokhut’ana Kenaga’ (Lower Tanana)


  1. Ngq’a dist’a, Deg Xinag


  1. Nʉgh estsen’, Denaakk’e (Koyukon, Koyukuk River)


  1. Nekk’aa dest’aa, Denaakk’e (Koyukon, Yukon River)


  1. Naa ihtsįį’, Dihthaad Xt’een Iin Aanděeg’ (Tanacross)


  1. Nughistin’, Dinak’i (Upper Kuskokwim)


  1. Neet’ihthan, Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in)


  1. Nihtsį̀’, Hän


  1. Niq’a dist’a, Holikachuk


  1. Pikpaġigiikpin, Inupiaq


  1. Naa ihtsįį’, Nee’aanèegn’ (Upper Tanana)


Happy Valentine’s Day from Doyon Foundation!

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It may feel like winter will never end, but summer is on its way! If you or someone you know is planning to attend school this summer, be sure to mark your calendar for Doyon Foundation’s summer basic scholarship deadline. Applications must be received by Friday, March 15 at 5 p.m.

Part-time students are eligible to receive an $800 basic scholarship and full-time students can receive a $1,200 basic scholarship. To be considered part-time, students must be enrolled in 3 to 11 credits (or 2 to 8 credits for graduate students). Full-time students are those enrolled in 12 or more credits (9 or more credits for graduate students).

Remember that our basic scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your application in early!

To be eligible for a Doyon Foundation scholarship, you must:

  • Be enrolled to Doyon, Limited or be the child of an original enrollee
  • Be accepted to an accredited college, university, technical or vocational school
  • Meet our minimum GPA requirements
  • Be enrolled in the required minimum number of credits

Students should apply through our online scholarship portal, available on our website. First time using the new system? See our step-by-step instructions on how to create a new account. Questions on the application process? Check out our tutorial on how to apply for a scholarship.

To apply for a summer basic scholarship, you will need to submit:

  • Basic scholarship online application
  • Proof of academic enrollment (Summer class schedule, plus document showing current degree program and field of study
  • Transcripts (keep reading – more on this below!)

DF_90_Summer Transcripts Infographic_v2We always get a lot of questions about transcripts: Do I need to submit them? Do they need to be official or unofficial? What is the deadline? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Official transcripts only need to be submitted once per academic year (which runs August through July).
  • If you’re a “new” student (in other words, you didn’t receive a fall 2018 or spring 2019 scholarship), then you need to submit official transcripts by the March 15 deadline.
  • If you’re a “returning” student (meaning you received a fall 2018 or spring 2019 scholarship), you can submit unofficial transcripts. We know you won’t have transcripts for the spring semester by March 15, so the deadline for you to submit them is May 10, 2019.

It is very important to log in to your student account before the scholarship application deadline to check that you have submitted all the required materials. (Put a reminder on your calendar now!)

We also encourage you to review our scholarship resource handbook for all the details on transcripts, eligibility and application requirements. You are also welcome to give us a call or send us an email anytime – we are here to help!

Remember – the deadline to apply for a summer 2019 basic scholarship is Friday, March 15! If you have questions, contact us at foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

The Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is seeking applications from American Indian/Alaska Native students for a paid summer internship. Students receive $2000 stipend and on campus housing. The deadline is March 15. More information can be found here: https://ualr.edu/sequoyah/aianinternship/.



DDI – Doyon Drilling Inc seeking Project Accountant in Anchorage, Alaska.  This position is supervised by the Controller and is responsible for general accounting functions.

Click here for more information or to apply!

ANSEP Acceleration Academy opportunities for current 8th through 11th grades students at www.ANSEP.net.

First Alaskans Institute (FAI) announces our 2019 Summer Internship Program (SIP) to place Alaska Native, Native American, Indigenous and rural undergraduate and graduate students into organizations around Alaska to provide leadership growth, employment experience and cultural exploration. Continuing to build upon 15 years of proven success in developing dynamic and connected Native leaders, this one-of-a-kind experience strengthens the next generation of Indigenous leaders through a unique curriculum harmonizing Native knowledge and history, transferable business skills, and community-based advocacy training while providing hands-on experiential learning in career fields relevant to each intern’s pursuits and employer’s interests. FAI values our partnerships across the state as we seek to ensure meaningful employment opportunities for the individual interns and their employers.

Since 2004 we have placed 342 interns in over 110 different partner organizations in 26 communities across Alaska. FAI will continue to work towards strengthening relationships with current partners and establishing new partners, especially in our villages and hub communities.

To Apply
Employer Partners must be willing to support the growth of an intern by providing feedback and guidance, provide work space for the intern, and be willing to invest in the program by paying a Placement Fee. The application requires submission of information about organization, main contact, summary of work, in addition to:

· Intern Duties & Responsibilities (a bulleted list of duties & responsibilities the intern will execute)

· Intern Work Plan – Template is available for download here.

Application Tip: Prepare the documents listed above a head of time to be most efficient when you apply.

To apply visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019EmployerPartner

Important Program Dates

· Employer Partner Application Due: May 31, 2019

· Employer Partner Orientation Meetings: TBD

· Sliding Scale Placement Fee Due: June 7, 2019

· Intern placement at partner organization: June 10 – August 2, 2019

· Intern Application Due Date: March 15, 2019

· Final Selection of Interns: March 29, 2019

· Intern Mandatory Leadership Development Retreats, 8 am-5 pm: June 3 – 7 & August 5 – 9

· Intern Mandatory Leadership Development Fridays, 1-5 pm: June 21 & 28, July 19

About First Alaskans Institute
First Alaskans Institute helps develop the capacities of Alaska Native people and their communities to meet the social, economic and educational challenges of the future, while fostering positive relationships among all segments of our society. First Alaskans does this through community engagement, information and research, collaboration, and leadership development. First Alaskans is a non-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to advance Alaska Native people.

Our Vision: Progress for the next 10,000 years

Our Mission: True to identity, heritage, and values, Alaska Natives are informed and engaged in leading the decisions that shape the future.