August 2013


In observance of Labor Day, Doyon Foundation will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013. Have a wonderful weekend!

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company provides employees a safe and positive work environment and a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, designed to attract and retain top talent. The program includes market-based salary, opportunity for pay adjustments, variable incentive bonuses, spot recognitions, and a full complement of other benefits, including pension, strong savings and investment plans, generous health and insurance benefits, vacations, education and wellness reimbursements.

Current employment opportunities being offered externally include:

Job Number Job Title Closing Date Location
005285 Pipeline Design Engineer 9/2/2013 Anchorage, AK
005292 Pipeline Integrity Manager 9/15/2013 Anchorage, AK
005291 PWS Response Coordinator Trainee (2-Year Term Contract) 9/25/2013 Valdez, AK

Please visit Alyeska’s Tabetha.toloff or Recruiting at 787-8912 if you have any questions.

The 2014 GMS Online Application is Open!

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Gates Millennium Scholars are provided with personal and professional development through leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

The GMS Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.

The American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGCS) is the American Indian/Alaska Native partner for the GMS scholarship.

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:

1. Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American

2. Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States

3. Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or have a GED

4. Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2014 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.

5. Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities

6. Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria

7. Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student’s application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student’s academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline.

For more information, and to complete an on-line application, click here. The deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Taken from TBI – The Bottom Line

By Ashley Golden, Technology Editor

It’s that time of year when students start looking and applying for scholarships, and with the increasing cost of tuition and decreasing financial aid funds, students are more motivated than ever before to find free money they don’t have to pay back (as an alternative to even more student loans). Below are the top five scholarship websites to help students get as much money as possible. – See more at: http://thebottomline.as.ucsb.edu/2013/02/top-5-scholarship-websites#sthash.HyBStSD8.dpuf

Spots still available in the following classes:

Elementary Tlingit Language I – CRN: 71611 – 4 credits

Introductory course for students with little, or no, prior knowledge of the Tlingit language. Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Tlingit for effective communication at the elementary level.

Oral Traditions – CRN: 79047 – 3 credits

Oral history and oral traditions of Alaska Native peoples form the basis of cultural identify and history. The importance of oral traditions, their place within the cultural context of the various Indigenous societies, and the Indigenous languages that convey those stories will all be examined in this course.

Inupiaq Music & Dance – CRN: 79048 – 1 credit

Students will learn movement, singing, drumming and the cultural contextual aspects of Alaska Native dance, including history, culture and connection to language. Designed for students who are interested in learning about Alaska Native creative expression.

AK Native Drum Making – CRN: 79049 – 1 credit (9/25-10/23)

An introductory course to basic drum making. Each student will spend time examining various different styles and methods prior to making a Yup’ik drum.

Intro. to AK Native Business – CRN: 80938 – 1 credit (11/08 & 11/15)

Introduction to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), native business organizations and an examination of career opportunities within these organizations.

For more information visit: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/native

Click the link below to view the September 2013 Alaska Performance Scholarship Newsletter.

APS_Newsletter-Sept_2013.pdf

At least one math class is required for all University certificates and degrees. I-AC has a full-time math tutor hired for this academic year only who will be available to work with our distance and Fairbanks-based students. If you still need to take your math, NOW is the time! Even if you are simply interested in classes or pursuing a certificate or degree and have no idea what type of certificate or degree you want, then start your journey by working on your math courses! You can decide which certificate or degree you want later…just get your math out of the way! Don’t wait until later when there isn’t a tutor available to you!

We also have an English tutor available to work with our distance and Fairbanks-based students. Same circumstances, this position is only guaranteed for this academic year. If you have a fear of English courses that may be keeping you from pursuing a University certificate or degree, FEAR NO MORE! We have some great courses to help you develop or brush up on your reading and/or writing skills being offered th…is Fall. We also have a full-time, distance English tutor available this academic year to students taking these courses. Now is the time while we have a full-time tutor available! Remember, taking university classes is about learning, not showing up to class and already knowing everything…a university certificate or degree is a possibility for everyone!! At least one English course is required for every university certificate or degree.

http://www.uaf.edu/iac

For more information contact I-AC at (888) 474-5207, (907) 474-5439 or uaf-iacinfo@alaska.edu.

To view the August 2013 AVTEC e-newsletter, click the link below:
http://wl1.peer360.com/b/7l9mxEKqxF02oa4iI6Fx/main.asp?hl=58568876&r=FHJJCFE

1.APTR Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: September 30, 2013

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be either a U.S. Citizen, non-citizen national, or foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S. (Alien Registration or “Green Card”). Student visas and temporary work visas do not qualify.
  • Specific academic credentials required vary by fellowship position. Most fellowships require a doctoral, medical, or graduate degree. You must complete all required graduate work by the beginning of the fellowship.
  • You must be from an institutional academic member program of APTR or be an Individual member of APTR in good standing at the time of award.

Fellowship opportunities in public health and preventive medicine interest areas are available with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the APTR Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowship Program. Fellows will gain leadership experience in public health practice and policy, access to state-of-the-art technology and national databases, and will train with leading experts in the field of preventive medicine and public health. Length of fellowship is typically a one-year term.

Fellowship opportunities will be located either at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, or a CDC regional office. Locations are specified in the project descriptions. Selected fellows are required to relocate to the fellowship location; relocation expenses are not provided.

http://www.aptrweb.org/?page=fellowships_cdc

2. Deadline:November 1, 2013.The PPIA Fellowship Program helps students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals who share the same interest in public service.

3. Junior Summer Institutes—-JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.

Students who are selected for the 2013 Junior Summer Institute Fellowship cohort will study at one of our four participating campuses:

Carnegie Mellon University

University of California, Berkeley

Princeton University

University of Michigan

http://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/what-we-do/junior-summer-institutes/

4. The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year–and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.

Student Entry Requirements

To participate in the National Merit® Scholarship Program, a student must:

  1. take the PSAT/NMSQT® in the specified year of the high school program and no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12, regardless of grade classification or educational pattern;
  2. be enrolled as a high school student, progressing normally toward graduation or completion of high school, and planning to enroll full time in college no later than the fall following completion of high school; and
  3. be a citizen of the United States; or be a U.S. lawful permanent resident (or have applied for permanent residence, the application for which has not been denied) and intend to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law.

http://www.nationalmerit.org/nmsp.php

5. Paul & Daisy Soros Graduate Fellowships for New Americans

The Application For The Class Of 2014 Competition Is Now Live And Can Be AccessedHere

  • To be eligible, you must be:
  • A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).
  • Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline.
  • A college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.

The deadline for submission of completed applications is November 8, 2013.

http://www.pdsoros.org/

6. Deadline: November 1, 2013

Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.

College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/application.aspx

7. For other opportunities see: http://www.fatomei.com/public-health-scholarships.html

Good afternoon,

Doyon Foundation is in the process of finalizing our Fall 2013 scholarship applications. If students have questions regarding your application status, please be sure and check the online student account regularly at www.doyonfoundation.com before calling office. As we process the applications, you will know they are completed if the status shows as ‘subject to renewal’.  Please be sure your email address is current on our website as comments are left as we process.  Scholarships will be awarded and you will receive an emailed award letter within two weeks from today.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is a new undergraduate scholarship program available to high-performing high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best 4-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to 4 years for undergraduate studies.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

· Up to $30,000 per year to attend a 4-year accredited undergraduate school

· Ability to pursue any area of study

· Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid

· Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience

Find out if you qualify to apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship:Selection & Eligibility.

Phase 1 applications will be available August 2013 and will close in early November 2013. All applicants will be notified regarding their Phase 1 application status in mid-November. Scholarship recipients will be notified in late February 2014.

Download College Scholarship Fact Sheet

Download College Scholarship Flyer

*UA Statewide Scholarship Opportunity – deadline Aug. 30th*

The University of Alaska Foundation announces the availability of the Ted Stevens EADS Scholarship. The scholarship is available to dependents of current, former or deceased members of the Alaska National Guard or United States Coast Guard who are currently stationed in Alaska or were stationed in Alaska at the time of discharge or death. The minimum award amount will be $1,000.

The purpose of the scholarship is to continue the late Senator Ted Stevens?

Legacy of supporting the United States Coast Guard and the Alaska National Guard. Stevens worked to expand their missions and to make sure that they had the resources and personnel to carry out those missions. He also made certain that funding was provided not only for necessary equipment, but also that the men and women of these services and their families were properly supported.

Funding for the scholarship was provided by North to the Future Foundation, in partnership with EADS North America, in 2011. North to the Future Foundation was established in 2000 to recognize and honor the career and public service of Stevens, while EADS North America has provided advanced aerospace systems and platforms that meet the needs of those who serve in the military, law enforcement and Homeland Security for over 40 years. Application available through UAOnline.

*UAF Nursing Scholarship Application – deadline September 6th*

The Betty Ross Mattson Scholarship, Esther Louise Largen Nursing Scholarship, John B. and Mae M. Hakala Scholarship, and the A. Doris Southall Nursing Scholarship provide funds for students enrolled in a pre-nursing or nursing degree program through a UAF campus. Award amounts will vary and will be posted to students? accounts in the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.

Students can apply online at www.tinyurl.com/14UAFNursing.

*UAF Schaible Healh Care Services Scholarship – deadline September 27th*

The Schaible Health Care Services Scholarship provides funds for students in the health care services field at Community and Technical College and/or Kuskokwim Campus within the College or Rural and Community. Application available through UAOnline.

Good afternoon,

Doyon Foundation is in the process of finalizing our Fall 2013 scholarship applications. If students have questions regarding your application status, please be sure and check the online student account regularly at http://www.doyonfoundation.com before calling office. As we process the applications, you will know they are completed if the status shows as ‘subject to renewal’. Please be sure your email address is current on our website as comments are left as we process. Scholarships will be awarded and you will receive an emailed award letter within two weeks from today.

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