November 2012


Are you wondering what happens now that you’ve applied for the spring 2013 scholarship at Doyon Foundation? Here are a few things we will be doing in the coming month to ensure you get your award before the next semester!

  • Our scholarship program manager will manually enter information from paper applications into our online database.
  • Staff will continue to check off items received in the mail.
  • Once all information from paper applications has been entered, an Excel spreadsheet containing spring 2013 application information is downloaded and staff will begin pulling files and processing each application.
    • Processing includes making sure all required information has been received by the deadline and checking it off on your student account at www.doyonfoundation.com.
    • Students who received a fall 2012 scholarship are not required to submit transcripts until final fall grades are posted. The deadline to submit unofficial transcripts is Friday, December 28. Note that our transcript requirement has changed. Read about recent scholarship policy changes here.
  • When application processing is complete, scholarships will be distributed. This is usually done in late December or early January.
    • We will not distribute the award until required transcripts containing final fall grades are received.
    • University of Alaska Fairbanks scholarship funds are wired.
    • All other scholarships funds will be distributed as a check made out to the student and university. Students are required to sign the check once it is received by the university financial aid office.

What can I do to help make sure I receive my award in a timely manner?

  • If you have any changes to your application between now and the beginning of the spring 2013 semester NOTIFY OUR OFFICE IMMEDIATLY. Changes may include a status change, university change, or you decide not to attend,
    • If you notify us of changes after the check is cut and sent, you will have to wait for the check to be returned to our office before we reissue the award, which can take weeks.
  • Please check your online student account at www.doyonfoundation.com before calling our office! Check this often as we may leave you a comment as we are processing applications.

We hope this helps you understand our processes a little better. Good luck with your upcoming finals!

The Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, created by former US Senator Byron Dorgan with $1 million from his excess campaign funds, is dedicated to improving the lives of Native American youth. The Center is aimed at bringing greater national attention to the issues facing Native youth through communication, policy development and advocacy. To shine a spotlight on inspirational stories and promote hope in Indian Country, the Center invites you to get involved in our newest program – Champions for Change.

The Champions for Change (CFC) program, a spinoff of a White House Initiative, recognizes and encourages inspirational Native American youth (ages 14 to 24) working in their tribal or urban Indian communities to promote hope and make a positive impact. Champions can include individuals who initiate programs, events, or other efforts to improve the lives of fellow Native youth and Indian Country as a whole.

For more information visit their website at http://cnay.org/Champions_for_Change.html.

The LEAD Summer Business Institute is a dynamic summer program open to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian high school students in their junior year (during the 2012-2013 academic year). Students spend 3-4 weeks on a college campus learning about careers in business and finance. Students also participate in field trips to amusement parks and sporting events in addition to taking finance, business, accounting, and marketing classes with world-renowned professors. Participating schools include Dartmouth College, Duke University, Stanford University, and University of Pennsylvania. Find more information about the program and application by visiting the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) website.

Tuition and Scholarships: The cost of the program is $1,250 plus round trip airfare. Significant full and partial scholarships are available through NAFOA. Last year, 98% of students received financial aid.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2013

If you know of anyone looking for a part-time position please pass this opportunity along. This position will provide many benefits in terms of research and experience.

ANTHC is going to be implementing a research project called NATIVE It’s Your Game soon that involves working with middle-school students and guiding them through an online health curriculum. To implement the program we need Site Coordinators who live in Fairbanks. The position is a temporary, part-time position that pays $14/hour, beginning this month until the end of the project, estimated end date is April or May of 2013. The project would also provide paid research training and experience. The work would be split between working from home and working with the students either at the after-school program sites (Interior Aleutian Campus). No degree is require, nor a specific major, but preference is given to those students interested in research or majoring in Health Sciences, behavioral health, or education.

Attached is the flyer and application for the position and how to apply. If you have anyone in mind that you could forward this to or somewhere to post it, it would be greatly appreciated.

Or the application can be downloaded at: http://www.iknowmine.org/for-youth/iyg.

FINAL_site_coordinator_flyer.pdf

FINAL_site_coordinator_flyer_UAA_UAF.docx

Know someone looking for a spring internship? There’s still a little time left to apply for the Foreign Policy Initiative’s spring 2013 internship program. Click through for more details: http://www.foreignpolicyi.org/Employment

Seniors – the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program Summer Bridge deadline is fast approaching! This is a great opportunity to work a paid internship, earn college Math credit, and scholarships. The deadline is Dec. 7th, 2012. Apply today at http://www.ansep.net/summer-bridge-component.html.

Have you applied for University of Alaska Fairbanks scholarships yet? The application is open until Feb 15, 2013 on UAOnline. Apply for hundreds of scholarships with one application. Don’t delay, apply today! Visit this link for more information: http://www.uaf.edu/finaid/scholarships.

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