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.

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