March 2012

Visit The National Johnson-O’Malley Association website to view a few scholarship opportunities they are offering! Click below.

The Doyon Foundation board of directors approved several scholarship policy changes at its January 21 meeting in Fairbanks. The changes are effective beginning in the 2012 – 2013 academic year. Current and potential scholarship recipients should be aware of the following policy changes:

  • The removal of the September 15 application deadline for basic scholarships for the winter semester for vocational students only. The board approved this change based on the demand and the average number of applications submitted for this deadline. Students are instead encouraged to submit applications by the March 15 deadline for basic scholarships for the summer semester, the April 15 deadline for basic and competitive scholarships for the fall semester, or the November 15 deadline for basic scholarships for the spring semester.
  • To be eligible for a part-time basic scholarship, undergraduate students must be enrolled in six – 11 credits, and graduate students must be enrolled in 3-11 credits. Previously, part-time was classified as students taking 0 – 11 credits.
  • Official transcripts must be submitted the first time a student applies for a scholarship in an academic year, which runs August through July. For example, if the student applies in the fall, he or she must submit official transcripts. If the student reapplies in the spring of that same academic year, unofficial transcripts will be accepted.

Doyon Foundation is the private foundation of Doyon, Limited, and serves the educational and cultural needs of Doyon’s shareholders and their children. Since inception in 1989, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships.

Doyon Foundation awards scholarships including $800 basic scholarships for full-time students, $400 basic scholarships for part-time students, competitive scholarships that range from $3,000 to $7,000, short-term vocational scholarships of up to $400, and advanced college credit scholarships of up to $400 for high school students.

Scholarships are available to Doyon shareholders and their children. Recipients must be accepted to an accredited educational institution and meet minimum grade point averages.

For more information on Doyon Foundation scholarships, please visit or contact Doris Miller, executive director, at 907.459.2050 or

Remember, this Saturday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline to apply for your 2012 PFD – and make a Pick. Click. Give. contribution to Doyon Foundation!

We’ve already received 76 contributions totaling $5,275, which is impressive for our first year of participation. Help us reach our goal of $7,000, which could fund 17 part-time basic scholarships, eight full-time basic scholarships, one to two competitive scholarships! Make your contribution today!

If you’ve already applied for your PFD, it’s easy to add or change a charitable contribution. Simply visit the PFD home page and click on “add or change charitable pledges” from the right-hand column. Enter your login information and then follow the instructions. Just be sure to complete the process by the Saturday, March 31 deadline!

Already Pick. Click. Give. to the Foundation? We want to hear from you! Please share your story about why you chose to support the Foundation on our Facebook page, here on our blog or email us at

From all of us here at the Foundation, thank you for your support!

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)’s Summer Internship for graduate and undergraduate students.

OSHA invites motivated students to join its mission to assure the protection of workers and prevent work related injuries, illnesses and deaths. OHSA provides internship opportunities year round in Washington, DC to students with backgrounds in the areas of health, safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, health policy, communications and emergency planning and preparedness. This summer, OSHA is seeking help from interns to perform projects and assignments such as developing outreach, training and educational materials for workers and employers; conducting research on workplace hazards; data analysis; policy development; and participating in meetings with OSHA’s partnering agencies and organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Click here to read more information about the internship and how to access the application.

Application Deadline: April 6, 2012

Here is some great information which was posted on the facebook page of The Native Art Center at UAF. Thank you for sharing!

Scholarship application deadlines are coming up! Here are a few that are due in the next couple of weeks:

April 1: American Indian Scholarship, Daughters of the Revolution.

April 4: American Indian Education Foundation

April 6: Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation

April 13: United Utilities

April 15: Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC)

April 18: Indian Health Service Scholarships.

Candidates Sought for Competitive Scholarship Review Committee

Doyon Foundation is recruiting members for two open seats on the Doyon Foundation competitive scholarship review committee. For more information, visit the Doyon Foundation website at and look under “What’s New” on the right side of the page. The deadline is April 5, 2012.

Native Student Services has an exciting week planned.

On Thursday, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. the Indigenous Values Sharing will be hosted at NSS. Their Value of the Week will be “Spirituality.”

On Friday, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. they will be inviting Elders to NSS for a discussion titled “Stories of Elders: Postive Ways to Help Community” Join them for this gathering. Invite an Elder to NSS.

Accenture American Indian Scholarship Opportunity

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE to high school students, counselors, and others interested in recognizing American Indian students:

The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) is seeking applicants for the Accenture American Indian Scholarship.

The Accenture American Indian Scholarship is comprised of American Indian and Alaska Native incoming college freshmen who exhibit leadership, community spirit, academic achievement and collegiate promise in the areas of engineering, computer science, operations management, management, finance, marketing and other business oriented fields of study. Applicants must be members of a US federally- recognized tribe or verify ¼ or more descent. Applicants must possess a 3.25 GPA at the end of the 7th semester of high school and be enrolling as a full-time degree seeking freshman in the fall of 2012.

Accenture Scholars will receive $10,000 ($2,500/year) 4 year scholarship, enjoy photo recognition in Indian Country Today, The American Indian Graduate magazine, local newspapers of choice, and be posted on the AIGC website as well as have opportunities for summer internships with Accenture Corporation.

The AIGC Online Application System is available via by clicking on Apply Now anywhere on the website. Within the AIGC Online Application System, complete the General Application then visit the Opportunities tab to complete specific questions for the Accenture Scholarship and to upload supporting documents. Full directions and other AIGC opportunity information may be downloaded here.

Should you have questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Marveline Vallo Gabbard at 800-628-1920 or email

**AIGC is a national 501(c)3, nonprofit organization providing scholarships and fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students through the United States**

Equity APPLICATION v2 9-28-2012 (EL).pdf

NNAAPC recently released the application for this exciting opportunity for Native youth! NNAAPC is teaming up with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, an organization by and for Native youth that focuses on sexual and reproductive health across North America, to develop a council designed to invite youth to offer insight and guidance on NNAAPC’s national programing and advocacy work, as well as the national Indigenous HIV/AIDS movement.

Eligible applicants are youth of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian ancestry between the ages of 18 and 25, who have a commitment to improving the health and well-being of their communities and combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Click here or see the attached document below for more information about the program and the application.

This is an exciting opportunity for Native youth to make an impact on HIV/AIDS prevention efforts for themselves, their networks and community.

Application Deadline: April 20, 2012

5198 CIO Posting.pdf

Reminder! The student dinner is next week!

For moose soup, native foods, door prizes and some fun!


Invite you to enjoy

a student dinner

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

5:30 – 7:00 P.M

Doyon Industrial Building

615 Bidwell

Fairbanks, Alaska

Please RSVP to Megan Hosken at or 907.459.2048

If you need transportation, please let us know!

Doyon Foundation will have a table at the Doyon, Limited Annual Meeting, Friday, March 16, 2012. All staff will be out of the office on that day. We hope to see you at the Carlson Center!

The foundation office will also be closed Monday, March 19, in observance of Traditional Chiefs’ Day.

Doyon Foundation | 615 Bidwell, Suite 101 | Fairbanks | Alaska | 99701

(P) 907.459.2048 | Toll free: 1.888.478.4755, ext. 2048



Consider donating to Doyon Foundation through Pick, Click and Give when you apply for your 2012 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend!

“Every Shareholder’s Dream is Realized”

Doyon Foundation’s new mission is to provide educational career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identity and quality of life for Doyon Shareholders and their children.

Go to below link to view the AVTEC March 2012 newsletter.


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