November 2015

Doyon Foundation will be closed on November 26-27, 2015 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The office will reopen on November 30, 2015 at 8:00 AM. Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:

Whirlwind Steel is offering a continuous $1000 scholarship to current and aspiring engineering students. The scholarship will be available prior to the start of each fall and spring semester. For more details on the scholarship, its deadlines, and its requirements, you can visit their


The Attorneys at KaplunMarx offer an annual scholarship of $1000.  To apply, you need to write an essay “What law would you change or introduce to make the USA a safer place to live?”  More scholarship details are available on their website:


The National Park Service Academy seeks qualified candidates for a 2016 Spring Break Career Development orientation and Summer Internship in Alaska! Learn about careers in Natural & Cultural Resource Management, Education, Facilities Management, Field Research, Business, Wildlife, Digital Media, Trail Crew, and more. Anyone age 18-35 can apply, but the recruitment focus is on young adults who reside in Alaska and identify as either a racial/ethnic minority, under-represented, or rural resident.

20 selected members spend Spring Break at Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska. Travel, food, and lodging is included. Summer internships are based at Alaska national park offices in Denali, Anchorage, Katmai, Fairbanks, Lake Clark, Sitka, and more. Summer interns will receive free travel and housing, a living allowance ($160 to $280 per week), and eligibility for a $1,515 AmeriCorps Education Award.

Don’t Delay – Apply Now! Thoroughly complete an application by visiting
and clicking the "APPLY NOW" button at the top right hand corner of the page. Students interested in the Alaska NPS Academy should use promo code PO-00688851 and complete the Adult portion of the application. Email SCA Alaska recruiter Jeff Chen at jchen for an application fee waiver.

The next DEADLINE is November 30. Applicants who submit a complete application before then will be given priority. After November 30, applications will be accepted until 20 qualified applicants are selected. For more information about NPS Academy, visit this website: . (NPS Academy applicants and those over age 35 may also apply to our general pool of positions.)






Click HERE for a list of scholarships put together by North Pole High School.


GVEA awards eight (8) scholarships each year.  The first seven are awarded in April, and the eighth is awarded in August.

To be eligible for any GVEA scholarship, the applicant (or member of the applicant’s immediate family) must be a member of Golden Valley Electric Association and receive electric power from GVEA at his/her principal residence.

For more information, click HERE.

The Alaska Policy Frontiers, Traditional Values and the Modern Native Corporation classes are scheduled for the spring semester. The first meets for three and a half weekends and the latter is a one weekend, one credit course which explores how Alaska Natives have “indigenized” the alien institutions that were provided us to operate. In the past ASRC, Sealaska, Cook Inlet Tribal and Afognak, Inc. have been present.

If there is interest, students can contact Janet Burton at 786-4171 or or email Willy Hensley at  or 786-6348.

Flyer- Alaska Policy Frontiers 2016- Spring.docx

Hensley Flyer 2016 Trade Values (1).doc

The Robert B. McMillan Foundation is able to directly impact the lives of individuals through their art scholarship; creating a ripple effect that helps build community and will help reshape the way people view artists and the arts.

Their annual scholarship competition is a talent based competition. Their aim is to find young artists who exhibit the most artistic potential and talent and those that have the greatest potential for making change in the world through their profession and community contributions. While need and merit will be considered, 70% of our selection process is based on artistic ability.

  • Awards up to $25,000 per year (after all other scholarships/grants)
  • Renewable
  • Washington or Alaska Schools Only
  • Visual Arts Majors
  • First year, transfer, graduates, returning, foreign and domestic students eligible

For more information on the application process, visit their website HERE.

Don’t miss the Deadline to submit applications!

Deadline: February 21, 2016!

Applications are available at Please share with employees, staff, friends, family and on social media.

Call Niki Guthrie with any questions at 452-1648 Ext 6403 or to confirm your application was received.

2016 Coach Application.pdf

2016 JOM BB t.pdf


Interested in becoming an airplane mechanic?  A new aircraft mechanic school is coming to Bethel. The program’s main goal is to cater to the region’s needs and create jobs that help make that possible.  They need students!

Read more about the Regional Aviation Maintenance School HERE.

Planning to attend college next spring? Applications for Doyon Foundation basic scholarships for the spring 2016 semester are due this coming Monday, November 16! Learn more about the application process or apply online here.

A reminder that basic, short-term vocational and advanced college credit scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis – so get your applications in early!

Here are some frequently asked questions about Foundation scholarships:

Who is eligible for a Foundation scholarship?

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled to Doyon, Limited or be the child of an original enrollee
  • Be accepted to an accredited college, university, technical or vocational school
  • Maintain a minimum GPA
  • Be enrolled in a minimum number of credits

Get details on eligibility on the Foundation website.

What scholarships are available?

Doyon Foundation offers four types of scholarships, including:

  • Competitive (range from $5,000 to $9,000 and are awarded once per year)
  • Basic scholarships (range from $800 for part-time students to $1,200 for full-time students and are awarded three times per year)
  • Short-term vocational (covers the course cost, up to $1,000, and are awarded year-round)
  • Advanced college credit scholarships (covers the course cost, up to $400, and are awarded year-round)

Please note that the November 16 deadline is for basic scholarships for the spring 2016 semester.

How do I apply?

Scholarship applications must be completed and submitted online. Students will need to create an account, if they do not already have one. Accounts should be created at least seven days in advance of the scholarship application deadline. Learn more about the application process on the Foundation website.

Have more questions or need help applying for a scholarship? Visit the Doyon Foundation website, or contact 907-459-2048 or

PITAAS Program

Preparing Indigenous Teachers & Administrators for Alaska Schools

The Challenge: Alaska needs more Alaska Native teachers

  • In Alaska schools, Alaska Natives make up 25% of the student body and less than 5% of the teaching force.
  • In 2000, the University of Alaska Southeast created the PITAAS Program with the help of a federal grant to address this shortage of Alaska Native teachers.
  • The PITAAS Program has grown to include many services designed to meet its goals: more Alaska Native teachers and administrators in Alaskan schools, preschool through high school.

The PITAAS Program can help you earn your teaching degree at the University of Alaska Southeast!

Students who are accepted to the program receive a scholarship that generally covers tuition, fees,books, and room and board at UAS for the entire program period (contingent upon continued grant funding). Students must be enrolled in an education degree program at UAS, have a minimum 2.5 GPA upon entry and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in order to continue receiving this scholarship.* The average annual award for full-time students in 2011-2012 school year was $7,500.

In order to receive a PITAAS scholarship, students must have college junior status and be admitted to one of the following degree programs at UAS:

Alaska State Senate Looking for Pages

The Alaska State Senate is looking for individuals who are interested and available to work as a Legislative Page for the up-coming legislative session. Legislative Page positions are employed from just prior to the beginning of the legislative session to a few days after adjournment. The 2016 legislative session will begin Tuesday, January 19, and continue through April 18. The starting salary for a page position is $3197.00 per month. All monthly paid employees receive full medical, retirement, and leave benefits. Salaried employees do not receive compensatory time or overtime and are on call seven days per week. Housing accommodations are not provided and each employee must secure his or her own accommodations.

All Legislative Pages must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.

Senate Pages serve by:

  1. Acting as doormen of the Chambers.
  2. Remaining on call in the Chambers during session.

Relaying messages, letters, and documents to and from legislators, legislative offices, and agencies.

  1. Setting up committee rooms for legislative meetings.
  2. Maintaining the bills, journals, and other documents used in the Chambers.
  3. Driving the legislative vans as requested.

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