April 2016

Would you like a fresh set of eyes on your competitive scholarship essay? If so, the Doyon Foundation Alumni Association members would love to help!

A group of Foundation alumni have volunteered to review Doyon Foundation students’ competitive scholarship essays before the Monday, May 16 deadline.

The essay is an important part of your application, worth up to 40 possible points (out of a total of 120 possible points), so all applicants are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

If you would like to have your essay proofread, please contact Maurine McGinty at mcgintym@doyon.com. To allow adequate time for review, please send your essay no later than Monday, May 9 at 5 p.m.

For more information on the competitive scholarship application process, please visit our website.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent language revitalization interest survey – and congratulations to the following survey respondents who each won an Amazon gift card!

  • Crystal Wilson, $50 gift card
  • Doreen Simmonds, $50 gift card
  • Nina Heyano, $50 gift card
  • Rhoda Stertzer, $50 gift card
  • Shirley Sam, $50 gift card
  • Tracy Snow, $100 gift card
  • Geoffry Bacon, $100 gift card
  • Stacy Tafoya, $100 gift card

All individuals who completed the language revitalization interest survey by the March 27 deadline were entered into a random drawing for a $50 or $100 gift card.

The survey asked Doyon, Limited shareholders about their opinions on language revitalization, information about their knowledge and use of Native language, and their thoughts on proposed language revitalization strategies.

We are currently analyzing the survey data and will share details on the survey results soon, so keep an eye on our website, blog and Facebook page!

BLaST Undergraduate Scholarships are due June 18, 2016. A flyer is attached for distribution.


For more information about BLaST visit http://alaska.edu/blast/.

BLaST Scholars 2016-17-3.pdf

BLaST Scholar Application.pdf


Lance (X̱’unei) A Twitchell, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages, will be in Fairbanks to give a talk on language revitalization efforts from a Tlingit perspective. This will be held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the Brooks Building Gathering Room at 2:30pm on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Here is the title and description: Official Languages, Tribal Schools, and New Media: Facilitating Structural Changes That Foster Language Revitalization in Alaska.

This talk explores the pieces in place and potential next steps for reversing language shift for Alaska Native languages. By studying Hawaiian, Māori, Sámi, and Gaelic language movements, one can see that Alaska is ready for structural changes that decolonize landscape, insert Tribal self-governance into education, and change the ways we value our indigenous languages.


Alaska Permanent Capital Management is committed to giving Alaskan Students real world opportunities. They have started a rotating internship program to correspond with spring, fall and summer semesters.

APCM is actively looking for applicants for this summer. Enclosed are details about the company and the internship, please note the short application period.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Laura Bruce, CFP®, ChFC®, SVP, Director of Client Relations at 907.646.3509.


APCM Internship.pdf

This weekly Language Revitalization Digest mailing is an effort to connect Alaskans who are invested in Native language revitalization. A digest will be mailed  every other week and include relevant news articles, stories from around Alaska (they are requesting your assistance with this), and anything else meaningful and inspiring. Anyone is welcome to contribute!

Contact David.Russell-Jensen@akleg.gov to subscribe and contribute to this exciting language digest!

Alaska Language Revitalization Digest Vol. 1 No. 4 4.8.16

Alaska Language Revitalization Digest Vol 1 No 5 04 22 2016


Hon Doc.pdf

Tanana Chiefs Conference Employment & Training Youth Employment Services will be hiring youth to work and these positions are limited (10). For any youth employment for TCC or other agencies, youth are encouraged to apply now and not at the end of May or beginning of June. Call 907-452-8251 for more information.

Also, below are four links to other opportunities. For further assistance call the Fairbanks Job Center at 451-5901 between 8:15am and 4:45pm Monday – Friday.

NAF Civ Emp Ad (25 April 2016).pptx



2016-04-01_Youth_Litter_Patrol (2).pdf

Doyon Foundation is currently accepting applications for scholarships for the fall 2016 semester! If you are planning to attend college or vocational school this fall, be sure to submit your application by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 16.

We’ll be awarding competitive scholarships, which range from $5,000 to $9,000, as well as basic scholarships, which are $800 for part-time students and $1,200 for full-time students.

Competitive scholarships are awarded through a competitive review process, while basic scholarships are awarded to all students who meet the eligibility guidelines and submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline.

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:

Remember – scholarship applications are only accepted online. To apply, students should:

  • Create an account if you don’t already have one. It is highly recommended you create an account at least two weeks prior to the application deadline, as the shareholder verification process can take up to three business days.
  • Log in.
  • After successfully logging on, click “students,” then select “Scholarship Apply/Review/Edit.”
  • Pick a scholarship by clicking “apply now.”

If you need computer access, you are welcome to come to the Foundation office at the Doyon Industrial Facility, 615 Bidwell Ave., Suite 101 in Fairbanks. Foundation staff is also available to answer any questions or help with any issues you encounter with the application process.

In addition to the competitive and basic scholarships, we also offer short-term vocational and advanced college credit scholarships. Applications for these are accepted year-round.

For more information on scholarship eligibility or the application process, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Maurine McGinty, scholarship program manager, at mcgintym@doyon.com or 907.459.2049.

This May, the University of Alaska Fairbanks will recognize Gilbert’s lasting contributions to students and Alaska with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. At UAF, he serves as an elder and mentor in intensive university courses through the College of Rural and Community Development education and indigenous programs, where his traditional wisdom bridges Western knowledge taught in the classroom with everyday life in rural communities.

Click here to read more.

The following scholarships are made possible by passionate community members committed to helping Alaskans pursue their educational dreams.

Each of ACF’s scholarships have specific criteria, deadlines and requirements.

For more information, review the scholarship guidelines. Please contact ACF at (907) 334-6700 or at grants@alaskacf.org with any questions.


Click HERE to view AVTEC’s April 2016 e-Newsletter.

Wells Fargo Scholarship For Undergraduate

The Wells Fargo Scholarships for Undergraduate American Indian and Alaska Native Students will fund full-time and degree-seeking college

  • Freshmen
  • Sophomores
  • Juniors
  • Seniors

who hold a current GPA of 2.7 or higher with up to $5,000 for one year of study in any chosen major at any accredited institution in the United States.

To apply click HERE.

Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund


Deadline: May 1, 2016

This is an undergraduate level scholarship for which

applicants must possess a minimum 3.25 GPA; be an incoming college (undergraduate) freshman seeking a degree and career in fields of study including:

1.     various engineering;

2.     computer science;

3.     operations management;

4.     management;

5.     finance;

6.     marketing, and;

7.     other business oriented fields.

And, be a degree seeking incoming college undergraduate freshman; and demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian Community locally and/or nationally through a series of responses to questions found in the online application. This opportunity is awarded to United States federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native community members (students).

All Native American High School Academic Team

Awarded to high school seniors who have outstanding academic achievements, leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, and motivation to serve and succeed.  To be considered, nominees must have a have a minimum 3.3 GPA with an outstanding academic record; have demonstrated leadership and community service activities; and plan to be enrolled as a full time degree seeking college freshman in the fall.

REDW Native American Scholarship in Accounting

With a preference for undergraduate applicants, REDW will fund 2 students each year to study Accounting; however, graduate students who intend to obtain a CPA will also be considered. Scholarships will be awarded to United States Federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Native community members (students). To be considered, applicants must be pursuing a career and degree in the field of ACCOUNTING only.

  • Undergraduate: Must be a full-time accounting degree-seeking college undergraduate junior or senior; and must meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
  • Graduate: Must be a full-time accounting degree-seeking graduate student (some MBA’s will be considered – you must select “Accounting” in response to the question, “Major/Field of Study” in the General Application) and have financial need.

To apply click HERE.

Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program

Deadline: May 13, 2016


The goal of the Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Assistance Program is to identify and assist young qualified people who love animals and who possess the desire and ability to pursue learning how to care for those animals in the best way possible.


  • Pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine (DMV) or Veterinary Technology (Associate of Applied Science Degree)
  • Enrolled full-time in a nationally college or university in the U.S.
  • Enrolled or a descendant of a federally-recognized American Indian tribe
  • Maintain a B average
  • Awards are merit-based

To apply click HERE.

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