December 2012

Doyon Foundation will be closed for the holiday on Monday, December 24 and will reopen on Wednesday December 26, 2012. We will also be closed on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. Happy Holidays to all!

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

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



Below you will find links to electronic copies of the Della Keats brochure, housing information, and application. Also included is a premed booklet that is given to undergraduate students working towards medical school, a brochure containing a list of all health and medical programs offered by the UA system. Accompanying the Health brochure is this web site This site contains a concise job description, expected wage and location where the training or education is given for all of the programs in the Health brochure. There are also links to preparing for college and scholarships.

You can also see videos that were developed especially to interest students in a health or medical career. Many of the students in the video were Della Keats students.

· Hazel Brogden is an Athabascan and an undergrad working on a premed degree.

· Della Keats class of 2009.

It is important for high school students with an interest in being a doctor or nurse to understand that they should take high school chemistry. As an undergraduate, when they register for prerequisite Chem 105 (medical) or 103 (nursing) the registrar will check high school transcripts and if chemistry hasn’t been taken, the student will be placed in a lower level math course and must pass it prior to be admitted to the chem course. Chem 105 is given once a year. Missing it delays taking other classes and can upset a student’s course time table.

Della Keats has expanded to include the ANCAP program and will be accepting six Alaska Native students to this summer’s program. This program is developed by Dr. EJ David. Here is more information on that program.

Alaska Native Community Advancement in Psychology (ANCAP)

In a discipline where trust and fluid communication are essential, encouraging sensitivity to the Alaska Native culture in addressing the shortage of behavioral health providers around the state is a key factor. The successor to UAA’s former ANPsych program, ANCAP’s mission is to recruit and train Alaska Native behavioral health professionals to serve in rural Alaska and provide models of success for the future. During its final years of operation, ANPsych was able connect with more than 2,500 students through outreach efforts steeped in traditional values of giving back. ANCAP envisions offering similar activities to underscore the strengths of Alaska Native communities and cultures, including outreach and summer bridging programs that expose high school students to career opportunities in behavioral health, support for research projects, peer mentorships, tutoring sessions and cultural events to promote student success.

13DK Application Form wQR.pdf

13DK Booklet wQR.pdf

13DK Brochure wQR.pdf

PreMed Booklet wQR.pdf

UA HealthProgram.pdf

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Education LEAD & NAFOA Logo
One month away! Work on your applications over the holiday break!Apply Now!

Deadline January 15, 2013

LEAD Summer Business Institutefor Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian

High School Juniors

Dartmouth College

Duke University

Stanford University

University of Pennsylvania

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 take finance, business, accounting, and marketing classes with world-renowned professors and converse with executives during corporate site visits at companies such as Google and Apple. Tribal leaders and Native American professionals share with students exciting business developments and help them understand how a financial career can benefit tribal communities. Students also participate in field trips to amusement parks and sporting events.

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.

Download the application by clicking here or visiting

Please forward widely to tribal education departments, high schools, non-profits, community centers, parents, and students.

Feel free to include the information in newspapers, newsletters, social media, and online media.

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How has your Doyon Foundation scholarship helped you? What have you been able to achieve with it? What challenges would you have faced without it? We’d love to have our students and alumni share their thoughts on the importance of Foundation scholarships. We encourage you to record and send in a short video response, although written responses are welcomed as well. Responses will be used as part of our Pick. Click. Give. fundraising campaign in 2013. If you would like to participate, please send your video or written response in as soon as possible, but not later than January 15, 2013. Submissions may be emailed to Thank you!

Opportunity for Nursing degree seeking students. The UAA Alaska Kidney Foundation Scholarship is now accepting applications from qualified applicants.

Applicants Must:

  • Have been a resident of Alaska for three years prior to the start of the semester the award is given.
  • Be formally admitted into a nursing degree-seeking program that leads to RN licensure.
  • Plan on being enrolled at least part-time (6 credits).
  • Have completed one clinical nursing course by the start of the semester the award is given, unless a new student.
  • Have successfully completed a clinical nursing course with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and nursing course minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. New students beginning clinical studies that have not completed a clinical nursing course must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8.
  • Submit brief essay.

To apply for this scholarship log on to UAOnline and complete the electronic scholarship application. Submit the application and supplement information by February 15, 2013. 

For more information about this scholarship please visit:

Or contact UAA Financial Aid at 786-1480

Doyon Foundation announced a scholarship opportunity available to all Alaska Native students wishing to attend the Spring 2013 Law Enforcement Academy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College in November 2012. All applications must be RECEIVED by Friday, January 4, 2013. Two $7,500 scholarships are available and were generously funded by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Alaska Native Program. The next academy will be held February 11 – May 10, 2013 in Fairbanks, Alaska. For more information on the academy, visit:

To apply for a scholarship go to this website,

All applications must be RECEIVED by Friday, January 4, 2013. For more information, contact Doyon Foundation at 907-459-2048, 1-800-478-4755 or email

The Association of American Indian Physicians will hold its 2013 Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW) in Phoenix, AZ on March 21 – 24. Scholarships are available for airfare, lodging and meals.

Application deadline: January 18, 2013. The pdf is available at

About: The application process to medical and health programs can be intense and competitive. Majority of programs require MCAT, personal statement, letters of recommendation, personal interviews or more, and will vary depending on the program and school. The Pre-Admission Workshop will be an intense two days, which will give participants the necessary tools and preparation to have strong applications to medical or health programs.

Workshop Topics Include:

· MCAT preparation

· Selecting a professional school

· Developing a personal statement

· Obtaining letters of recommendations

· Financial aid and scholarship resources

· How to prepare for interviews

· Mock interviews with physicians

· How to fill out AMCAS application

· Physician & medical student panel presentations

· Networking opportunity with faculty, staff and fellow medical student

CO SPONSORS: AAIP and the Four Corners Alliance. The Four Corners Alliance is a partnership between the medical schools of the University of Arizona, Phoenix, the University of Arizona, Tucson; the University of Colorado; the University of New Mexico and the University of Utah.

The NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship aims to address the stark disparities in Native health by building a pipeline of Native health professionals who are prepared to lead in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that meet the unique needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Fellowship will include two components: 1) a financial award of $5,000; and 2) professional development in tribal health policy.

Applicants should be members of an American Indian or Alaska Native tribal nation and can be new or continuing students pursuing graduate or professional degrees in any health-related area, including Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Pharmacy (MPharm), etc.

Applications are due via email to Katie Jones at by Friday, January 18, 2013. A complete application submission must include a personal/education information form, an essay, a resume or curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 1, 2013.

More information on how to apply is located at

REMINDER – 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. You can read about those changes here.

The Alaska Teamster Employer Service Training Trust Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee will accept apprenticeship Applications from January 14, 2012 through January 25, 2013.

Applications are available beginning 12/17/12 TODAY on the website at, in person at the Anchorage & Fairbanks Training Centers or by mail by calling Cheri Lipps, Apprenticeship Coordinator at 907-751-9785.

Click the link to learn more or Spread the Word!

Would you like to get to know your corporation, while refining your skills? Consider applying for a summer internship at Doyon! Internships are open to Doyon shareholders who are in their junior or senior year at a college or university and who are in good academic standing. Recent college graduates are also encouraged to apply. For more information, contact 907-459-2085 or

Youth nominations for the Spirit of Youth annual recognition of youth involvement in positive community activities are being accepted through December 31. Please see the additional information at the link below. The nomination form is at Let’s recognize all the great things our young people do to make Alaska a better place to live!

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) offers a Native Graduate Health Fellowship to build a pipeline of Native health professionals who are prepared to lead in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that meet the unique needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. NCAI is looking for new or continuing students who are pursuing graduate or professional degrees in any health-related area, including Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Pharmacy (MPharm), etc.

The Fellowship includes two components: 1) financial support; and 2) professional development in tribal health policy. Fellows will receive $5,000 which can be used to cover both academic and living expenses.

Applications include a personal/education information form, an essay, a resume or curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. kjones

Application Deadline: January 18, 2013

Ilisagvik College is recruiting for the following positions:

Ø Administrative Assistant, Allied Health Program

Ø Maintenance Specialist II

Ø Program Assistant, ABE

Ø Program Director, Uqautchim Uglua (Language Nest)

Ø On-call Cook

If you or anyone you know may be interested in applying, please submit the required cover letter, employment application, resume and transcripts (if applicable) via email, fax, or mail. Future vacancies can be found on our website at:

EXTERNAL Administrative Assistant Allied Health Program 111412.pdf

EXTERNAL Maintenance Specialist II 12 5 12.pdf

EXTERNAL Program Assistant ABE 12 5 12.pdf

External Program Director Uqautchim Uglua 121112.pdf

EXTERNAL On Call Cook-JA 040512.pdf

Ilisagvik Employment Application.pdf

Registration for the 2013 Summer Research Training Institute for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Professionals is now open. A full description of the Institute and courses offered this year can be found in the attached brochure. Courses for this year are listed below.

· Introduction to Epidemiology

· Community-based Participatory Research

· Substance Abuse Epidemiology

· Adolescent Sexual Health and Native STAND

· Epidemiology Methods

· Research Design & Grant Writing

· Cancer Prevention & Control

· Program Evaluation

· Developing a Tribal Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance (BRFSS) System Survey in Your Community

· Scientific Writing

To register for courses please click on the link below.

This training is hosted by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH), and the CDC-funded Prevention Research Center, the Center for Healthy Communities at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). If you have questions, please contact Tosha Zaback at 503-416-3285.

2013_Summer Institute_Brochure.pdf

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