September 2012

*Verifying your School’s Financial Aid Address*

This is a friendly reminder to Doyon Foundation scholarship applicants. As you apply online at, please make sure you are selecting the correct school with the correct financial aid address from the drop down menu. Some universities have several different campuses and therefore have different financial aid offices. If your school is not listed on the drop down menu, you have the option of selecting “Other” where you can enter a new school’s name and address. Once the application is submitted, our office is sent a “new school” email. The school’s accreditation is then verified and added it to the website. If a student transfers to a new university after the application is submitted, they must notify our office immediately and submit a new Proof of Academic Enrollment.

This is an important step in your application process! When an award is mailed to the financial aid office, we cannot reissue another award to the same student for the same scholarship period until the check is returned. This could take weeks.

All students should review our scholarship program guidelines located online.  If you have questions, feel free to contact the Scholarship Program at or 907-459-2049. Thank you.

Scholarship Program
Doyon Foundation | 615 Bidwell, Suite 101 | Fairbanks | Alaska | 99701
(P) 907.459.2049 | Toll free: 1.888.478.4755, ext. 2049
“Every Shareholder’s Dream is Realized”
Doyon Foundation’s mission is to provide educational career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identity and quality of life for Doyon Shareholders and their children.

Join UAF NSS tomorrow for the Indigenous Values Gathering.

Our guest presenter will be:

Petla Noden, UAA Student

Value of the Week: “Have Respect For Our Land And It’s Resources At All Times”

We hope that you are able to attend

Tomorrow, Thursday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. UAA Native Student Services in Anchorage will be hosting a guest presenter from the CHIPPEWA tribe sharing information regarding her experiences Studying Abroad. All are welcome to attend!

Below is a list of scholarships from the North Pole High School! It’s a great resource for Juniors and Seniors in high school.

Call for Youth Delegates to attend the First Alaskans Institute – Elders and Youth Conference in Anchorage – Youth are encouraged to apply today!!

Deadline to Apply is – September 28, 2012 by 5pm

· Must be a Tribal Member in the TCC Region

· Must be 14-18 years of age

· Must turn in a completed YES Application

· Application is not based on income

· Available to travel Oct. 14-18, 2012

Essay: Answer these two questions below. Address each on a separate sheet of paper with no more than 300 words, double spaced, using a 12 point font. Be sure to include your first and last name with the village you are from.

1. What does “Respecting and Owning Our Living Culture” mean to you?

2. Why is it important to have an annual Elders & Youth Conferences for our people?

Mail, fax or email your completed application, including essay and two letters of recommendation to:

Katina Charles, Youth Manager

Tanana Chiefs Conference

122 1st Avenue, Suite 600

Fairbanks, AK 99701

Youth Delegate App.docx

Are you a current student or recent graduate interested in Energy Policy and travel to Iceland? Receive a stipend to travel to Iceland November 24 – 29, 2012! Sponsored by the Institute of the North and the University of Alaska. For more information visit or click on the flyer below:

Iceland Student Travel Competition Flyer.pdf

OPPORTUNITIES is compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and includes internship, scholarship, fellowship, grant, and career opportunities as well as announcements for conferences, workshops and symposia.

This is the September 21, 2012 Opportunities Newsletter compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program.

Opportunities Table of Contents (New- use Ctrl+Click to go directly to one section)

I. Follow HUNAP on Facebook and Twitter!

II. Employment Opportunities

III. Research

IV. Call for Papers

V. Conferences

VI. Powwows

VII. Internship

VIII. Scholarships/Grants

IX. Miscellaneous


Follow HUNAP on Facebook and Twitter



Current campus culture. Includes news, events, and announcements about what is happening on the Harvard Campus.

HUNAP Twitter:

Up to date announcements for scholarships, fellowships, conferences and employment opportunities from across Indian Country.


On behalf of the Doyon Foundation board of directors and staff, I ‘d like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Frank family. Losing a respected leader and elder such as Richard Frank is a great loss to all who knew him.

I first met Richard when he was a youth coordinator at Tanana Chiefs Conference. As a young person myself, I was amazed at the support he provided to our young people. He always took time to give advice and encouragement, which is something I have always strived to do with our youth.

Richard came into my life many times throughout my career and always left a deep impact on me. I learned many things from his words of wisdom about our land, culture, traditions, leadership, education, kindness and the importance of assisting others.

One particular quote that has touched and guided me came from Richard’s ANCSA testimony in February 1968, when he was serving as chairman of Fairbanks Native Association. Richard said, “It is the same way with the land claims. As long as the land is frozen everything is at a standstill. I only ask that we sit across the table from each other and thaw things out. We have a right to our land. You know it, I know it, the people of Alaska know it.”

Thank you, Richard Frank, for teaching us to stand up for ourselves and to move forward into the future with strength, kindness and dignity. You will be deeply missed.

– Doris Miller

Executive Director

Good morning Community Hosts!

Katie is very excited to release the new theme “iRespect” for this year’s student poster contest. Each superintendent throughout the state will be receiving an information box in the mail in the next several days which includes poster flyers and Choose Respect swag. Please consider connecting with your local school district, homeschool programs and other non-traditional schools to promote student participation. The deadline for entry is December 10, 2012. The winner receives an ice cream party for his/her classroom anywhere in the state. The winning poster will be featured in numerous Choose Respect projects throughout the year.

Help us promote another great way for youth involvement in the Choose Respect momentum!

2013 Flyer attached.

Thank you,

Erin Patterson-Sexson
I Choose Respect
Constituent Relations Specialist
Office of Governor Sean Parnell
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1700
Anchorage, AK  99501
Phone: (907) 269-3033
Fax: (907) 269-7461

AISES is holding a potluck on Thursday at 1pm in the UAF Rural Student Services Gathering room to celebrate the newly named AISES Scholarship for Sue McHenry. See flyer below for details.

UAA Native Programs will begin their weekly Gathering to honor and discuss Indigenous Values! The first Gathering for the year will be held this Thursday, Sept 20th, 12:00 p.m. The guest presenter will be a UAA student, Kris Hedin of Metlakatla, AK. He will discuss the Southeast AK Value of “Discipline and Obedience to the Traditions of Our Ancestors”

You are invited to attend each week to understand the importance of practicing traditional values and ways of life.

What is an internship? An internship is generally an unpaid position within a company, with a definite start and end date, that serves to provide vocational education for the intern. Internships are a great way to gain some real-world experience before you graduate, and may even allow you to transition into a paid, full-time job. Your school’s career education department can help you find an internship. But even with that guidance, how will you know if an internship is right for you? Here are six things you should look for in an internship.

If you are interested in an excellent internship opportunity for Summer 2013, please consider this great option with NASA! Application deadline is February 1st.

Alex Grandon from American Indian Higher Education Consortium is available via webinar to discuss the internship and application process with you. If you are interested contact him at : (571)335-5757.

This could be an eye-opening experience especially if you are undecided on what career path you would like to pursue. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Alyeska’s 2013 Summer Internship Program application is now available. The deadline for submission of a complete application packet is Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

Please visit our website at to review the application form and Frequently Asked Questions.

Please feel free to distribute and contact us via email at internship for any questions.

Thank you.

Tabetha Toloff | Alaska Native Program Director

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

Direct: 907.787.8394| Cell: 907.717.6468


Beginning with the Class of 2013, a combined WorkKeys score of 13 (with no score lower than 4) will meet the test score requirements for the CTE APS award.

If you know of a career and technical education certificate that leads to your career goals, you can qualify for a Career and Technical Education (CTE) APS using WorkKeys scores. The CTE APS can be used for attendance in a career and technical education certification program, but not for a degree program. By qualifying with an ACT or SAT score, you will be eligible to pursue a certificate or a degree program. To review full requirements and download the APS eligibility progress checklist for your class year, go to

Thes regulations of the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development changing the minimum WorkKeys score requirement take effect September 7, 2012. The new regulations can be found at



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