May 2013

Students in the Fairbanks Area:

Looking for a way to give back to Doyon Foundation? Sign up to volunteer at our Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic! This year’s tournament is scheduled for June 13-14 at the Chena Bend Golf Course.

We are still looking for 16 volunteers to be spotters. Your job would be to watch for ball landing and assist golfers to located them at the holes. There may be other opportunities to volunteer at different events throughout the golf tournament and it’s always an enjoyable experience.

If interested, please contact Charlene Marth by Friday, May 31st at marthc or call 907.459.2000. Thank you.

The Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) program at American University offers American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian college and university students an opportunity to live in the nation’s capital while taking classes at American University and interning at government agencies or private firms. The program fosters future leaders of Indian Country through professional work experience, courses on federal Indian policy, and cultural and social activities with other participants from around the country. In addition, this opportunity is fully-funded by a scholarship and provides a small stipend to participants.

Currently, WINS is accepting applications for the fall semester from sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must be in good academic standing. Applicants must also provide documentation of tribal enrollment or descendant, and obtain a letter of recommendation from a member of their tribal nation, tribal council or tribal education department. Visit the following links for further information on eligibility, frequently asked questions, and application components.

For questions about the program, contact WINS at (202) 895-4900 or wins

Application’s Priority Deadline: June 7, 2013
However, WINS is accepting applications throughout June on a rolling basis.

Doyon Foundation will be closed In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2013. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Doyon Government Group is seeking an Intern who will assist with preparing bids for various federal agencies located across the United States by working closely with the estimating and proposal teams. See the below position description for more information.

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United Way of the Tanana Valley is seeking out a new Executive Director in Fairbanks. To find out if you meet the qualifications and for more information on this exciting job please go to this website:

Students in the Fairbanks Area:

Looking for a way to give back to Doyon Foundation? Sign up to volunteer at our Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic! This year’s tournament is scheduled for June 13-14 at the Chena Bend Golf Course.

We are looking for 16 volunteers to be spotters. Your job would be to watch for ball landing and assist golfers to located them at the holes. There may be other opportunities to volunteer at different events throughout the golf tournament and it’s always an enjoyable experience.

If interested, please contact Charlene Marth by Friday, May 31st at or call 907.459.2000. Thank you.

Join UAF’s Scholarship Opportunities Listserv to receive email notification of new scholarship opportunities.

To sign up visit

Deadline: 6/1/13 changed to 6/3/13 only

Spring Applications are for those who are pursuing a post-secondary degree.
(1) Tribal Higher Education Scholarship (THE)

(2) Alyeska Match Scholarship (AM)

(3) Alyeska Match / Tribal Higher Education Scholarship (AM/THE)

If you’re seeking a short-term certificate or vocational training for job enhancement and/or to secure employment, then apply for the Tribal Training Grant Application.

If you’re looking for other scholarships, then view the Additional Funding Information at the bottom of the web page.

· When a postmark/courier-dated submission date falls on a weekend, work closures, or a holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day. (6/1 to 6/3 deadline)

· Send applications by either email, fax, postal service, or hand delivered to the 3rd floor front desk. You many also use our drop boxes located in the front of the building or the back of the building the day of the deadline. We do not need original application, only one copy is needed for student file per deadline.

· If sent by postal service, the postmarked/courier-dated deadline must be on or before deadline.

· Late applications beyond the postmark date will not considered.

Please always complete the latest applications printed from the CITC Web site.

Southcentral Foundation is recruiting for a Public Relations Specialist – a summary job description is below. Please visit for additional detail.

Public Relations Specialist

Southcentral Foundation (SCF) is now hiring for a Public Relations Specialist to join their Public Relations team. The function of the Public Relations Specialist is to manage specific aspects of public relations and activities as assigned. This is a job progression, two job levels, designed to provide progressively more responsible and independent work experiences to employees as part of the overall assessment of their ability and capability to be assigned to critical public relations positions within Southcentral Foundation. Promotion between job levels is based on performance; prior assignments; and the demonstrated ability to successfully handle more progressively responsible assignments. This person must have good customer service skills, excellent written/oral communications skills, media production audio/visual skills, public design knowledge and strong computer background, ability to plan events and multi task projected to meet customer needs.

Requirements are a Bachelor degree in marketing, public relations, journalism or related area; or equivalent combination of work experience plus education. SCF offers excellent benefits include 401k and retirement plan, paid leave,12 paid holidays, employee health coverage includes medical, dental, vision, hearing and opportunities to advance.

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WeRNative is a comprehensive health and wellness website made for and by Native American youth. WeRNative offers Community Service Mini Grants to help young Native leaders, ages 13 to 21, start something positive – an event, initiative or a program – in tribal and urban Indian communities. To apply, Native youth will need to describe the work they are doing or plan to do, organize a project budget, and share some background information about themselves and an adult mentor. In return, WeRNative will support young leaders by:

  • Brainstorming about a project;
  • Providing the adult mentor with up to $475 to support the project; and
  • Promoting the project on the WeRNative website, Facebook page, and text messaging service.

Visit the WeRNative website to learn more about their exciting work or access the following link to read more about the Community Service Mini Grants:

Doyon Foundation celebrated the achievements of the class of 2013 at a graduate reception held May 10 at the Doyon, Limited Chiefs Court in Fairbanks. More than 50 Foundation students from across Alaska and the lower 48 are graduating this spring with high school diplomas, certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. View photos of the reception on Facebook.


In addition to students, supporters, and Foundation and Doyon, Limited staff and board members, special guests included Reps. John Coghill and Doug Isaacson, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Chancellor Brian Rogers, Special Assistant to Don Young Rhonda Boyles, Fairbanks Native Association President Steve Ginnis, and University of Alaska Vice Chancellor Mike Sfraga.

The reception began with a welcome by Doris Miller, Foundation executive director, and Lanien Livingston, Foundation board president, who shared about the power of a scholarship, thanked Foundation donors, and introduced Malinda Chase, the director of the Foundation’s new language revitalization program.

Doyon, Limited board member Miranda Wright introduced honorary guest Sen. John Sackett, who is the recipient of an honorary doctorate of law from UAF.

“We must educate ourselves, our children and our grandchildren to learn everything there is to know about things that affect us,” Sen. Sackett said during his address.

The Downriver Singers and Dancers from Kaltag, Nulato, Koyukuk and Galena performed for the audience before 2013 graduate Stephanie Ashcraft took the stage for the graduate address.

Three outgoing Foundation board members were then honored and presented with framed resolutions. The Foundation thanks Wesley Roberts Dalton, Lorraine David and Shane Derendoff for their valuable service on the board.

The highlight of the reception was the introduction of the graduates present at the event. Students shared their name, where they are from, their school and degree, and their future plans with the audience. The graduates were also presented with jump drives loaded with scholarship and career information.

The class of 2013 will be featured in a special edition of the Foundation’s e-newsletter, which will be distributed later this spring. Interested recipients can sign up to receive the e-newsletter on the Foundation’s website, Graduates who wish to be included should contact the Foundation at 907.459.2048 or

2 WEEK NOTICE: The AIGC Fellowship and Loan for Service applications will close on June 1, 2013. Without exception, there will be no extensions. It’s free, online and accessible 24/7 (even after you’re funded). Go to, read the instructions then click on APPLY NOW anywhere in the website to be taken to the AIGC Online Application System. Email with your questions.

One week left to apply for the Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship

The Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship was established at The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) by the Murdock Charitable Trust to honor the memory of Dr. Thorpe. The scholarship will provide $7,500 (renewable for up to 5 years) to qualified applicants. Eligibility is limited to current seniors or graduates of Alaskan high schools or equivalent programs who are the first in their immediate family to attend college. Applicants must attend or plan to attend one of fifteen eligible universities listed below. Deadline for applications: May 24, 2013.

Scholarship Guidelines and eligibility criteria are available on the ACF website. Students interested in more information or to apply for the scholarship can do so by visiting or by calling (907) 274-6710.

Eligible Universities:

· Alaska Christian College – Soldotna, AK

· Alaska Pacific University – Anchorage, AK

· Concordia University – Portland, OR

· Corban College – Salem, OR

· George Fox University – Newberg, OR

· Montana Bible College -Bozeman, MT

· Multnomah University – Portland, OR

· Northwest Nazarene – Nampa, ID

· Northwest University – Kirkland, WA

· Pacific Lutheran University – Tacoma, WA

· Seattle Pacific University – Seattle, WA

· Trinity Lutheran College – Everett, WA

· University of Portland – Portland, OR

· Warner Pacific College – Portland, OR

· Whitworth University – Spokane, WA

If you know of any Alaska Native/American Indian students majoring in Math, Medicine, Physical Science, Technology, Science, Engineering or Natural Resources forward this scholarship opportunity on!
A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship — Deadline: June 14, 2013 Download Full Criteria

AISES’ own scholarship program was established in 1983 in memory of A.T. Anderson (Mohawk), a chemical engineer who founded AISES with six other American Indian scientists. The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program is funded through a variety of sources, including memorials, private donations, AISES fundraisers, corporations and government entities. These scholarships are awarded to American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian AISES members pursuing degrees in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, math and technology. Scholarship is non-renewable.

REMINDER – Due today!

Thank you to the students who have contacted us to confirm their graduation by filling out the questionnaire! We’d like to make one final push for graduate information before we publish our special graduate e-newsletter.

If you are a graduate who hasn’t submitted your information to us yet, please do so here,! We still want to hear from you! Our final deadline will be this Friday, May 17th. Thank you

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