October 2013

“Speed Networking/Mentoring” is an event sponsored by the UAA College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Board and Career Services. It is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 10 am – 1 pm at UAA Student Union, First Floor.

In addition to the many interest categories that are listed on the flyer, there will be four wonderful philanthropic and social work professionals who will talk with students about potential careers based on the interests of students. The point of this event is to help students see different types of careers or professions based on skills, abilities, and interests.

See more information on the flyer listed below.

Speed Networking Event.pdf

DEADLINE EXTENDED: November 1, 2013.

Travel assistance is available for Doyon, Limited shareholders for the Where are your Keys? Language Learning Training hosted by Doyon Foundation.  The training will be held next week in Fairbanks on November 5-8, 2013.  . We would like to have one speaker and one learner from each of the languages in the Doyon Region.

For more information please visit the website link listed below.


The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students offered through the Semester in Washington Politics (SIWP) at the George Washington University (GWU).

NAPLP is a scholarship for students who are interested in political development. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students, including those who have completed their undergraduate degree but have not yet enrolled in a graduate program.

While in the program students will be required to take two core classes and participate in an internship. SIWP staff will help students find and apply for internships that match the student’s interests and experience. Weekly networking events will be available to the students to experience Washington, DC, including events coordinated by the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House, and other key stakeholders on Capitol Hill. NAPLP participants will have the option to be paired with a mentor who can provide guidance throughout the semester. Most mentors are alumni of SIWP, and all are political professionals working in Washington, D.C.

The NAPLP scholarship will cover tuition and fees for the two core classes, housing in a GWU dormitory, a stipend for books and living expenses, and one round-trip ticket to and from D.C. There is no application fee for those applying for the NAPLP scholarship. NAPLP scholarships are awarded to students based on academic ability, leadership potential, and an interest in politics. Students from all tribes across Indian Country are welcome to apply. For more information or to apply please visit NAPLP website.

Spring 2014 Program Dates: January 13, 2014 – April 25, 2014

Application Deadline: November 15, 2013

**This is not a postmark deadline – all application materials must be received by this date.

Join Doyon Foundation staff for the second Deg Xinag Community Language Night from 7:30-8:30 pm.

Held at:         Association of Interior Native Educators Office (AINE)

201 First Avenue, Suite

Al Ketzler Sr Building (near the TCC office building)

On the following dates:

  • October 17th, 29th
  • November 7th, 14th, 21th, 25th
  • December 5th, 10th
  • And an additional day for a holiday gathering – To be determined

Come learn and practice Deg Xinag Athabascan.  We are collectively identifying language learning goals for the session based on language resources and recordings. In November, integration will begin and Where Are Your Keys accelerated language learning process that includes the use of sign language to assist in learning.

These gatherings are sponsored by Doyon Foundation and AINE, and will be co-hosted by learners Malinda Chase and Marilyn Jones. These free language evenings target youth and adult learners who want to actively participate and enjoy learning together.

To find out more, contact at Doyon Foundation at 907-459-2162 or chasem@doyon.com.

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.  See the below link for more information.

2014 Scholarship Announcement

Luncheon NSS 10.pdf

Doyon Foundation hosted its 2013 scholarship award ceremony on September 6 in Fairbanks. Students, staff and supporters gathered for the ceremony, which took place at the Doyon Industrial Facility cafeteria.Image

During the ceremony, the Foundation announced it is awarding $199,000 in scholarships to 233 students this fall. The scholarships include 157 $800 basic scholarships for full-time students, 45 $400 basic scholarships for part-time students, and 31 competitive scholarships ranging from $2,500 – $5,000.

Last year, the Foundation awarded 18 competitive scholarships totaling $68,000. This year, the Foundation nearly doubled the amount awarded to $110,500, and presented competitive scholarships to an additional 13 recipients, who will receive half of the award for the fall semester and the remainder next spring.

“We’re so pleased to be able to award these scholarships, and are so thankful to our donors for their support to make these scholarships possible,” said Doris Miller, Foundation executive director.

The event featured a welcome and introductions by Miller and Foundation Board President Lanien Livingston, who gave special acknowledgement to the Foundation’s generous individual and corporate donors. The Foundation also recognized the competitive and basic scholarship recipients, and recipients in attendance had the opportunity to introduce themselves to the audience.

Among the recipients was student speaker Sharon Hildebrand, who is originally from Nulato and was raised by her grandmother the late Ellen Peters. Hildebrand shared about her experience as a single mother and moving to Fairbanks, where she enrolled for her first year of college, but dropped out and started working full-time to support her son.

Several years later, while working for Gana-A’Yoo, Hildebrand mentioned her dreams of becoming a lawyer to her husband. With his encouragement, she began working toward her goals, starting with a college degree, as she believes that education is the key. During this time, Hildebrand realized that she was encouraging her children to seek an education and found she can be a role model for her children while pursuing her own goals.

Hildebrand also stressed the importance of knowing your culture and where your people came from. “The further you go back, the further forward you will go,” she said.

Hildebrand, who is a 2013 Morris Thompson Memorial Scholarship recipient and a senior at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Alaska Native studies with a concentration in Alaska Native law, government and politics. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, Hildebrand and family plan to move out of state next fall as she pursues a law degree.

Hildebrand thanked Doyon, Limited and Doyon Foundation, as well as the many mentors who have helped her along the way. “We each possess a unique talent; you must be willing to tap into it. There are so many willing to help as long as you are willing to step forward,” she said.Image

Doyon Foundation awards scholarships to Doyon, Limited shareholders and their children who are accepted to an accredited college, university, technical or vocational school, and who meet GPA and credit load requirements. Applications are accepted three times per year: March 15 for the summer semester, April 15 for the fall semester, and November 15 for the spring semester.

For more information on Doyon Foundation and the scholarship program, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

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