Next Friday Doyon Foundation will celebrate our 277 fall scholarship recipients and kick off the start of the semester by awarding $342,000 in scholarships at our 2015 Scholarship Award Ceremony. All are welcome and we hope you will join us!

Doyon Foundation 2015 Scholarship Award Ceremony

Friday, September 11

2 p.m.

Doyon Industrial Facility cafeteria, in the Alyeska Building

615 Bidwell Ave., Fairbanks, Alaska

The event begins with an opening prayer by Allan Hayton, the Foundation’s language revitalization program director, and a welcome from Doris Miller, Foundation executive director.

We will then hear words from our alumni speaker, Jessica Black, a PhD candidate in social work, and an assistant professor/special projects liaison in the Office of the Vice Chancellor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) College of Rural and Community Development.

Joseph Bifelt is our student speaker this year. Joseph, a Committee’s Choice competitive scholarship recipient, is attending UAF where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in secondary education.

This special event culminates with a presentation of award recipients and a reception, where family, friends, teachers and Foundation supporters can wish our students the best of luck as they begin the new semester.

The $342,000 to be presented at the ceremony includes full-time basic, part-time basic and competitive scholarships. These scholarships are the first awarded since the Foundation board approved a significant increase of scholarship amounts earlier this year. Read more about the increase on our blog.

For more information, watch our website and Facebook page. We hope to see you at our Scholarship Award Ceremony on September 11!