March 2016

Fairbanks Native Association is requesting applications from high school students in the Fairbanks area who would like to experience serving on their Board of Directors. This is a great opportunity for youth to get to know FNA, their programs and to get Alaska Native non-profit board experience. The youth representative may attend conferences or gatherings to represent FNA. The application is attached.


Youth Representative Application.pdf

 Holland & Knight Law Young Native Writers Essay Contest!

The Young Native Writers Essay Contest is a writing competition for Native American high school students designed to encourage young Native Americans to write about their experiences as a member of a Native American community and share what inspires them.

The 2016 Prompt is “Native Youth Initiatives: What active role should Native youth take in advancing Native initiatives within your community, region, or state?”

The essay should use research from your tribal community (e.g., website, tribal documents or personal interviews) and should reflect on your own experiences within your community.

The application deadline for first-time students is April 30, 2016!

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Native American students;
• Currently enrolled in grades 9-12;
• Have a significant and current relationship with a Native American community (i.e., an American Indian tribe, an Alaska Native community or a Native Hawaiian community).

Four (4) first-place winners will each receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, DC, to visit the National Museum of the American Indian and other prominent sites as part of Scholar Week (July 24 – 28, 2016).

In addition, the first-place winners will receive a special award for display at home or school. In addition, each first-place winner will receive a scholarship of $2,500 to be paid directly to the college or university of his or her choice.

• All essays must be submitted by email in PDF format to . Essays sent by mail, fax, or any other method will be disqualified.
• Applications must include the applicants full name, email address and contact telephone number in the email. Applicants should not include their name anywhere on any page of their essay.
• Every essay must include a Bibliography, Work Cited, or Reference Page.
• Essays should be comprised of no more than 1,200 words.

For more information, including additional instructions and guidelines, please visit the Holland and Knight Essay Contest website. Applicants may send any questions via email to

Summer 2016 classes offered entirely via iPad through the University of Alaska Southeast!

-Intro to Fisheries of Alaska

-Alaska Salmon Culture

-Alaska Salmon Culture II

Once registered, students will be loaned an iPad loaded with all course material, ready for use! See flyers for more details.

FT_iPad_Summer2016_FT120Z (1).pdf

FT_iPad_Summer2016_FT122Z (1).pdf

FT_iPad_Summer2016_FT222Z (1).pdf

Did you graduate this year? Or are you expecting to graduate in academic year 2015-2016? Doyon Foundation wants to hear from you!cap

We are asking all Doyon Foundation students who are graduating during the 2015-2016 school year to complete a short graduation information request form by Monday, April 25.

We’ll feature the information you share in our popular annual graduate yearbook! Check out the 2015 graduate yearbook on our website.

This is our opportunity to celebrate all of your hard work and accomplishments! So please take a few moments now to fill out our graduate questionnaire. Thank you!

Scholarship opportunities for students who are an active member of MTA, or a dependent of an active MTA member, who resides in MTA’s service area.


Time is running out to take our language revitalization survey – and be entered to win an Amazon gift card! This Sunday, March 27 is the last day to complete the survey.Amazon gift card

If you are a Doyon, Limited shareholder, we invite you to complete our online survey here.

The survey asks for your opinion about language revitalization, information about your knowledge and use of your Native language, and your thoughts on proposed language revitalization strategies. It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

To show our appreciation for your time, you will be entered to win a $100 or $50 Amazon gift card at the end of the survey!

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at 907.459.2050 or

The American Indian Education Fund offers competitive undergraduate and graduate scholarships of up to $2,000 to eligible American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian students. The scholarship review committee places special emphasis on the essay portion of the application. This is a great scholarship opportunity for all Native students, but especially first year students, students who have a GPA between 2.0-3.5, or non-traditional students.

A completed application and all supporting appliation materials must be postmarked by April 4, 2016 and mailed to:

Application Checklist:

  • Submit a completed Undergraduate or Graduate scholarship application.
  • Provide documentation of tribal enrollment for yourself or a parent.
  • Provide transcripts (undergraduate applicants must include ACT and GPA scores).
  • Enroll in an accredited technical school, college, or university as a full-time student.

For questions or to get more information, call 1-866-866-8642 (toll-free) or email

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