July 2010

Deben Das, NAMI of Fairbanks Board Member, has completed paperwork to add a third  NAMI Scholarship, specifically for UAF Rural Campus Students and a forth Graduate Student Scholarship. This is in addition to the Joy Albin Memorial Scholarship and the Ann Denardo Memorial Scholarship currently being offered at UAF.

The purpose of the Joy Albin Memorial Scholarship, the Ann Denardo Memorial Scholarship, the UAF Rural Campus Student Scholarship and the Graduate Student Scholarship is to provide scholarships to part-time or full-time undergraduate in any field of study at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks or at the UAF Community & Technical College.

First Preference: is given to those who have been treated for a serious mental illness.

Second Preference: to student in any field of study who are interested in education, advocacy and the removal of stigma regarding mental illness; particularly those majoring the disciplines of counseling, psychology, social work or similar fields, and who intended to serve those living with mental illness.

Third Preference: is to mental health providers working in the community who need more education for their certification.  

There is: (1) Joy Albin Memorial Scholarship of $1000.00, (1) Ann Denardo Memorial Scholarship of $1000.00, (1) UAF Rural Campus Student Scholarship and (1) Graduate Student Scholarship of $1000.00 to be awarded each year. To obtain NAMI of Fairbanks Scholarships information for Fall 2010/Spring 2011 semester: go the website for UAF and login as a student; click on Financial Aid, search under Scholarships to find the NAMI of Fairbanks Scholarship applications.

You may also contact:

                Mayanna bean, Scholarship Coordinator

                Email: m.bean@alaska.edu

                Scholarship Office c/o Financial Aid

                101 Eielson Building

                Office: 474-6228 Fax: 474-7065

Chamber offers opportunity for Alaska high school students

By Wayne Stevens

The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Alaska Business Week program for Alaska high school students who want to advance their leadership skills and discover their strengths in a summer program to be held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus Aug. 8-14. Modeled after the successful and long-running Washington Business Week program, this weeklong discovery-learning program is a hands-on leadership training experience specifically designed for high school students. Whether a student knows what he or she will be doing after high school or is still considering all the options, this program increases the student’s awareness of his skills and capabilities, and helps him to develop a focus in so many ways.

The magic of this program is the direct involvement of business leaders who mentor the student companies and lead them to a winning strategy. Working with business leaders and competing with other companies, students gain hands-on management skills as they strategize their production, marketing and finance decisions, as well as respond to issues pertaining to personnel, the environment and corporate responsibility. This program transforms students as they gain confidence in themselves when facing real life business challenges. (more…)

Doyon Foundation student Teresa Fields has a clear picture in her mind of what she wants to do. Originally from Birch Creek, Alaska, Fields is currently living in Peoria, Ariz., where she is pursuing an associate’s degree in digital photography at Phoenix College.

After she graduates in December 2010, she would like to continue her education and obtain a bachelor’s of fine art degree in photography. In the future, she “would love to cross Alaska and photograph villages and residents.”

Doyon Foundation has supported Fields’ vision by providing the aspiring photographer with scholarships.

“It doesn’t seem like a lot of money, but it was great. It was enough so I could concentrate on my studies. It just made it bearable and not too stressed. I really appreciate all the help,” Fields said.

Like all students, Fields has faced challenges along the way. Her biggest challenge to date was getting a laptop and digital camera so she could get her class work done. Her advice for other students?

“You just need to get the mindset to get this done and learn as much as possible. If I can do this as a grandma, you can do it. Manage your time, and get everything done on time, so you don’t lose credit points. And attend class – you can’t learn if you don’t go,” she said.

While her studies keep her busy, Fields said she enjoys volunteering at a local children’s home when she is able. Her work was also featured at the Eric Fischl Gallery as part of the Phoenix College Student Art Show.

Fields is the daughter of Florence James and the granddaughter of Lena George from Stevens Village, Alaska.

Winter 2010 Online Basic Scholarship Applications Now Available

The online basic application for the 2010 winter semester is now available online. Please note these scholarships are for vocational students only (Doyon Foundation’s definition of vocational is any student in a program or training which lasts three years or less). The scholarships range from $400 for part-time students to $800 for full-time students. Applications are due September 15, 2010. To apply, students must submit:

· A complete online application form

· Signed release and consent form

· Proof of academic enrollment

· Official transcripts

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships online. If students do not already have an online account, they can create one at www.doyonfoundation.com/CreateAccount.aspx. This should be done at least seven days in advance of the scholarship application deadline.

For more information, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Doyon Foundation at 907.459.2048, 1-888-478-4755 or foundation@doyon.com.

Senator Begich is currently accepting applications for fall internships in Washington DC, Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks. Applications may be submitted from July 12 – July 23, 2010. The internships are available to Alaska students who have completed at least one year in a post-secondary program (college, vocational school, etc) and recent graduates, start in early September and end in mid-December. The hours are 9am-6pm daily, paying $1500 per month before taxes. Interns will be notified of selection by July 30, 2010. All applications must be submitted by email.

Apply at http://begich.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=InternshipApplication.

Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship Available!

Doyon Foundation is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity available to Alaska Native students wishing to attend the Fall 2010 Law Enforcement Academy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College (formerly Tanana Valley Campus). The scholarship is generously funded by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Alaska Native Program. The next academy will be held August 16 – November 12, 2010 in Fairbanks, Alaska. For more information on the academy, visit: http://www.tvc.uaf.edu/programs/lawacad/.

To apply for a scholarship, download and complete all requirements listed in the application packet, which can be found at www.doyonfoundation.com. All applications must be RECEIVED by Friday, July 30, 2010.

For more information, contact Doyon Foundation at 907-459-2048, 1-800-478-4755 or email foundation@doyon.com.

Law Enforcement Flyer Fall 2010.pdf


Rasmuson Foundation seeks a dynamic, proactive and experienced professional to join our team. As an integral member of the Foundation’s staff, the Program Associate works with and supports the Program Officers to investigate and develop grant-making opportunities to include conceptualization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Position requires bachelor’s degree with master’s degree strongly preferred, plus three to five years support experience in grant-making, non-profit or related field. Any senior-level non-profit governance experience a plus. Need experience or professional expertise in the arts. Additional expertise/experience in one or more of the Foundation’s other areas of interest including: health, education, youth, rural affairs or community/economic development required. Must have exceptional interpersonal skills, track record of interacting with sensitivity and respect in a multi-cultural environment and superior written and verbal communication skills.

Search and application process coordinated through Alaska Executive Search, Inc. Qualified candidates should submit resume, letter of interest, salary requirement and brief writing sample to Lauren Caraghar: Lauren_c@akexec.com. Rasmuson Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about the Rasmuson Foundation, visit www.rasmuson.org

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