July 2015


Applications are now being accepted for the 2015/16 UNM Inclusive Excellence Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The fellowships will be awarded to African American, American Indian or Hispanic doctoral degree recipients whose teaching, research and service contribute to diversity in any academic discipline. Doctoral students in the latter stages of their dissertation completion or recent PhD graduates may apply.

Dependent upon available funding, two (2) awards will be made each year. Postdoctoral fellows will be appointed for one (1) year. The fellowships are designed to enable underrepresented minority PhDs to advance their research agenda and academic portfolio, while contributing to diversity initiatives at the University of New Mexico. Appointees will have a .75 FTE appointment with the Division for Equity and Inclusion and a .25 allowance for research and professional development.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 per year plus benefits, and research or travel support of $1,000.  The deadline to apply is August 1, 2015.  Please click here for more information.

Click here for a great scholarship list for high school students.  Thank you North Pole High School Counseling Office!

Attention Students:

Did you know that the College of Business and Public Policy has a minor in Alaska Native Business Management? Forty-three years after passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Alaska Native Corporations have diversified into successful state, national and global companies and Native non-profits have developed comprehensive statewide services, giving rise to a need for greater numbers of business professionals educated in the culture and management practices of Alaska Native organizations. Take a look at this new direction at UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy. See details on the minor at: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/cbpp/academics/management/anbm.cfm

Consider declaring the minor or taking one of the classes as an elective.

Fall courses:

· BA A201 Introduction to Alaska Native Business – CRN 79080 – 1 credit, meets October 30 and November 6 (two consecutive Fridays, all day, lunches provided both days.)

· BA A401 Alaska Native Corporation Business Management – CRN 73401 – 3 credit, meets Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

BBA students must meet upper-division standing to register for BA A401. Non-BBA students, including non-degree seeking) can have the pre-requisite requirements waived. Contact Sharon Lind with any questions.

Register for BA A201 CRN: 79080 or BA A401 CRN: 73401 in UAONLINE today!

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a unique sector of business within Alaska. If you have any questions about these classes or the minor please contact Sharon Lind at sglind@uaa.alaska.edu.

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Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are 69 college scholarships and contests with August 2015 deadlines. Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Click here to see the list of scholarships!

The GVEA Career & Technical Education Scholarship deadline is July 31, 2015.

This is a nonrenewable scholarship awarded to one student per year.

Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a part-time (at least 6 credit hours per semester or 4 hours per quarter) or full-time student at an accredited school in a program leading toward a recognized license, certificate or an Associate Degree (2 years or less).

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the most recent education institution attended (high school or post-secondary).

Direct questions/inquiries to: scholarship@gvea.com or call 458-5862.

The application is available online at http://www.gvea.com/inside/scholarship.

UAF announces three exciting scholarship opportunities for students seeking a pre-nursing or nursing degree through a UAF campus.

The Betty Ross Mattson Scholarship, A. Doris Southall Nursing Scholarship, and the Esther Louise Largen Nursing Scholarship, provide funds for students enrolled in a pre-nursing or nursing degree program through a UAF campus.

Qualifications for these awards vary, but all applicants should demonstrate academic potential, motivation, and leadership, be in good academic standing, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Additionally, some scholarships have other criteria.  The Betty Ross Mattson Scholarship requires Alaska residency.  It is awarded with a preference for students with demonstrated financial need and those who graduated from a Fairbanks area high school.  The Doris A. Southall Nursing Scholarship is for full-time students in the second year of the nursing program.  The Esther Louise Largen Nursing Scholarship is available for students who have applied to or are in the nursing program and for Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) students who intend to continue in the nursing program.  It is awarded with a preference for students who intend to stay in Alaska after graduation, and for those who show the greatest financial need.

A recipient will forfeit any scholarship if he/she does not enroll in the semester in which the award is to be in effect, is placed on academic probation, or no longer meets the qualifications for the award.

To apply, submit the 2015/2016 UAF nursing scholarships online application available at: tinyurl.com/1516UAFnursing

The deadline is 5 P.M. Friday, September 4th.

For more information or questions contact Brittany Dammann, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Financial Aid Advisor & Scholarship Coordinator at bldammann@alaska.edu, 907.474.6228 or toll free at 1.888.474.7256.

Eleven-year-old Quinton Kien is one of the Navajo Nation’s youngest fluent speakers. The language, which he learned from his grandmother, is giving a new voice to one of Disney Pixar’s most popular films, “Finding Nemo.”

Read more in the CBS News article listed below:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/finding-nemo-aims-to-help-navajo-language-stay-afloat/

Doyon Foundation extends an enormous “thank you” to the 120 golfers, 50 volunteers and 50 sponsors for “chipping in for education” at the recent 15th annual Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic! The 2015 event took place Thursday and Friday, June 18 and 19 in Fairbanks, Alaska. See event photos on Facebook.

2015 MTMGC Winners - Stewart Thompson, Dennis Mullen, Frank Thompson, Micah Bartlett

This year’s golf classic was remarkable for several reasons – gross income (before expenses) from the Calcutta, live auction and golf classic totaled more than $255,000! Plus, the tournament field sold out within two weeks of mailing out the invitation, and all 18 holes were sponsored.

A total of 120 golfers on 30 teams participated in the 2015 event. Congratulations to this year’s winning teams, including the first place golf classic winners, Micah Bartlett, Stewart Thompson, Dennis Mullen and Frank Thompson, who were also the winning Calcutta team buyer! See the full list of tournament winners, as well as winners of the putting contest, longest drive contest and chipping contest, on the Foundation website.

The Calcutta, held Thursday evening at the Wedgewood Resort, featured a live auction. Thank you to all who participated, especially the auction winners, who successfully bid on items including several all-expenses-paid trips and collectors golf bags.

A total of 50 individuals also volunteered their time at this year’s event. See the list of volunteers on the Foundation website.

The 2015 golf classic brought in more than $152,000 in corporate sponsorships. The Foundation thanks all 50 sponsors, including $15,000+ doctorate-level sponsors Doyon Family of Companies, KeyBank and Key Equipment Finance, and Sodexo. See the list of sponsors on the Foundation website.

The annual golf classic raises money for the Foundation’s Morris Thompson competitive scholarships. With the support of golfers and sponsors, the Foundation awarded $46,000 in scholarships to 14 students during the 2014 – 2015 academic year. Read about this year’s recipients in a previous blog post.

Jennifer Romer, a $5,000 graduate competitive scholarship recipient, was the student speaker at this year’s Calcutta. Romer, an Athabascan/Yup’ik originally from Fairbanks and Bethel, is a graduate student at New York University, where she is pursuing a master’s of science in sports business, professional and collegiate operations. In her address, Romer spoke on “life-long learning as it relates to a main component of our culture and my career.” She also thanked Doyon, Limited and Doyon Foundation employees and volunteers for their tireless effort.

“Doyon Foundation has provided me with financial support that has contributed to successfully completing year one of two of my graduate studies,” she said.

The 2016 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic will take place Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17.

For more information on the classic or how to get involved, email admin@doyon.com or call 907.459.2098.

Each year, the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic raises money for the Morris Thompson competitive scholarships awarded annually by Doyon Foundation. This year alone, the Foundation awarded $46,000 in scholarships to 14 students.

RichardRichard Cole

Rolla, Missouri

Undergraduate Competitive Scholarship

Emery Riddle Aeronautical University

Bachelor’s of Science in Aeronautical Science

“Pursuing an aviation curriculum … is very expensive and the scholarships from the Doyon Foundation have offset some of those costs. Without the Doyon Foundation, I may not be able to complete my degree with all the FAA flight ratings.”


EstherEsther Frykman

Fairbanks and Northway, Alaska

Committee Choice Competitive Scholarship

University of Alaska Anchorage

Associate’s of Applied Science in Nursing

“This is a wonderful scholarship and it definitely encourages me to continue to work harder and continue my pursuit of excellence. It has been an immense help with my living expenses, allowing me much needed time to focus on my education.”


Sheila George

Galena, Alaska

Certificate, Associate or Undergraduate Competitive Scholarship

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Bachelor’s Degree

“Doyon Foundation helped me advance my education by supporting me and giving me the funding to afford the costs of classes, books, dorm room, etc.”


Bethany Green

Galena, Alaska

Committee Choice Competitive Scholarship

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy


SharonSharon Hildebrand

Nulato, Alaska

Graduate Competitive Scholarship

University of Alaska Southeast

Master’s Degree in Public Administration

“The Foundation has continuously provided support financially and encouragement over the years, since the very beginning of my journey.”


MMaraara James

Fairbanks, Alaska

Committee Choice Competitive Scholarship

University of Alaska Anchorage

Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies – Languages

“Doyon Foundation provided me with financial support in pursuing my university degree.”


LorettaLoretta Lolnitz

Koyukuk, Alaska

Competitive Scholarship

University of Alaska Anchorage

Associate’s of Arts in Construction Management

“Doyon Foundation has provided scholarships that kept me sustained while I was attending college. It gave me hope for the year, that I can get help if I try for scholarships.”


PatrickPatrick Lovell

Fairbanks, Alaska

Committee Choice Competitive Scholarship

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering

“Doyon Foundation has allowed me to excel academically, by assisting me financially. One of the biggest problems in our community, and across the United States, is student loan debt. However, as a scholarship recipient from Doyon Foundation, I am able to focus better during school without the stress of financial burden.”


DeannaDeanna Mayo

Fairbanks, Alaska

Certificate, Associate or Undergraduate Competitive Scholarship

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Associate’s of Arts in Applied Business

“Doyon Foundation has helped me a lot while I attended school. They gave me a chance to apply for scholarships, which helped me out a lot with school and living expenses.”


JenniferJennifer Romer

Fairbanks & Bethel, Alaska

Graduate Competitive Scholarship

New York University

Master’s of Science in Sports Business, Professional and Collegiate Operations

“Doyon Foundation has provided me with financial support that has contributed to successfully completing year one of two of my graduate studies.”


EmilyEmily Sexton

Fairbanks, Alaska

Certificate, Associate or Undergraduate Competitive Scholarship

Marquette University

Double Major in Political Science & Economics

“College is a major investment and Doyon Foundation makes the costs less daunting for my family and I. The scholarship assistance from Doyon Foundation is absolutely essential in covering costs and making my education a reality.”


ChanelChanel Simon

Fairbanks, Alaska

Certificate, Associate or Undergraduate Competitive Scholarship

University of Alaska Anchorage

Bachelor’s of Business Administration

“By receiving a Doyon Foundation scholarship I can focus more on my education.”


JessicaJessica Ullrich

Anchorage, Alaska

Doctorate Competitive Scholarship

University of Washington

School of Social Work Doctoral Program

“Doyon Foundation is dedicated to helping communities develop Alaska Native leaders. I feel encouraged and supported by my regional corporation to step up into the leadership roles. The financial aid helps a family, a community, a tribe, the state and a nation because we are all connected.”


Clarissa Zeller

Anchorage, Alaska

Committee Choice Competitive Scholarship

University of Alaska Anchorage

Bachelor’s of Science in Biology

The George W. and Mary A. Jones Scholarship was established to support students in any area of study at the University of Alaska Fairbanks who are seeking any degree and who have faced family, financial or personal adversity resulting in a challenge to attend a higher educational institution.

This is an exciting scholarship opportunity for non-traditional UAF students who are returning or who have returned to further their education after a minimum five year gap in attendance at any college or university. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

See flyer listed below for more information.

1516 Osher flier.pdf

1516 George and Mary Jones Flier.pdf

The Osher Reentry Scholarship is an exciting scholarship opportunity for non-traditional UAF students who are returning or who have returned to further their education after a minimum five year gap in attendance at any college or university.

See the flyer listed below for more information.

1516 Osher flier.pdf

Wally Carlo, a founding member of the Doyon Foundation board of directors, will once again serve as a Foundation board member. The Doyon, Limited board appointed Carlo to the Foundation board at its May strategic planning session. Carlo fills the seat previously held by Phyllis Erhart, and will serve the remainder of her term, which ends in 2017.

Wally Carlo. Photo courtesy of Doyon, Limited.

Wally Carlo. Photo courtesy of Doyon, Limited.

“We are so thankful to have a founding member of Doyon Foundation included in our current board of directors,” said Doris Miller, the Foundation’s executive director. “Wally has been a constant supporter of the Foundation since its inception in 1989 and we are thrilled to have him to turn to for historical advice and wisdom as the Foundation moves forward.”

Carlo grew up with four brothers and three sisters in Ruby, Galena and Fairbanks, Alaska. His late father, William, of Rampart, was born to Lucy Pitka Jacketta and Carlo Jacketta. His mother, Poldine, of Nulato, was born to Pricilla Stickman Demoski and James Demoski.

“We come from a long family of living off the land and its resources along with being explorers and gold mine owners and operators,” Carlo shared.

Carlo’s educational background includes high school, university-level courses and real estate property management courses. He has also had the experience of forming and running businesses. Carlo is retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers, and also served as Doyon, Limited’s property manager from 1989 to 1998.

A long-time member of the Doyon, Limited board of directors, Carlo also serves on the board of trustees for the Greater Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Foundation and is a board member for the Fairbanks Resource Foundation, which designs, builds and operates homes for the disabled.

“I was fortunate to have been involved in the humble beginning of the Doyon Foundation,” he said. “I believe my experience can help expand educational opportunities. Great progress has been made but there is more to be accomplished.”

Participate in a research study at UAA in 2015. See below link for details.

Project Recruitment flyer.pdf

www.uaa.alaska.edu/oiia

SA 101 – 7-13-15.pdf

The Anchorage Park Foundation is a nonprofit organization that builds Healthy Parks & Healthy People by mobilizing public support and financial resources for Anchorage parks, trails, and recreation opportunities.

The Anchorage Park Foundation is seeking a permanent, full-time Programs Manager. See below links for more information.

http://anchorageparkfoundation.org/2015/07/apf-seeks-programs-manager/

7.1.2015 Values.pdf

2015 Position Description – Programs Manager.pdf