December 2016

Doyon Foundation will close at 12:00 PM on Friday, December 30, 2016 in observance of New Year’s Day and will remain closed through Monday, January 2, 2017. The Foundation will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.

We hope you have a safe and warm holiday weekend!


The Cobell Scholarship application is now open!

Summer 2017 and Academic Year 2017-2018 opportunities available.

Visit to start your application.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Full Circle scholarship applications are accepted from students beginning January 1 and ending May 31 of each year. The American Indian College Fund determines student eligibility and awards the scholarships. Award and denial notices will be mailed out to all applicants by August each year to the address listed on the application.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

For more information about the American Indian College Fund scholarships please contact a member of the Student Success Services team at 800-776-3863.

See a link for The Alaska Native Language Digest below.

Alaska Language Revitalization Digest Vol 1 No 6 12.9.16.pdf

The Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) at the University of Arizona College of Education is seeking Indigenous preservice teachers committed to Indigenous education. Students accepted into the program will receive loan-for-service aid for tuition, stipend and technology; participate in the American Indian Language Development Institute, and work in schools serving Indigenous students.

Application Timeline:

• Pre-Application Advising: Oct. 28 – Dec. 21, 2017
• Application Submission: Jan. 10 – Feb. 10, 2017
• Start date of ITEP: June 5, 2017

Accepted students must have earned an Associate’s degree and AGEC-A with UA Elementary Education Program Prerequisites by: August 21, 2017.

For information: Sara Knepper, ITEP Academic Advisor | (520) 621-7865

The Doyon Foundation fall student dinner was a success! Nearly 30 students, alumni, staff, special guests including Al Ketzler, Sr. and Foundation board member Joshua Peter, and other guests attended the event on October 25 at the Doyon Industrial Facility in Fairbanks.

Dinner guests enjoyed homemade bread rolls and moose soup, as well as an array of tempting desserts. Several guests went home with door prizes including a movie gift basket, fleece blanket and $25 Barnes and Noble gift card, a holiday popcorn tin, Halloween candy set, Regal Cinemas package for two, Hydz t-shirts and ViVi jewelry sets.

A special thank you to student Suki Merica for donating cupcakes, alumna Janis Carney for donating the ViVi jewelry sets, and Tanana Chiefs Conference education coordinator Blanch Murphy for donating the Hydz t-shirts.

See event photos on Facebook, and watch the Foundation website and Facebook for details on upcoming events!


Apply for 2017-18 Scholarships at UAA

The deadline to submit a UAA Scholarship Application is February 15 prior to the academic year for which you are seeking scholarships. There are some scholarships that accept applications all year long, so please consider applying even if the deadline has passed.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

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