March 2017


We need your help to reach our goal!

pcg-logo-fb-profileWith just two days left before the PFD application deadline, Doyon Foundation is still short of our $5,000 Pick. Click. Give. fundraising goal. As of the last report, we were just over halfway, with pledges of $2,625.

The Pick. Click. Give. program is an important part of the Foundation’s scholarship fundraising efforts. However, Pick. Click. Give. contributions have been down significantly this year for nonprofits across the state.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Please also consider inviting your family, friends and colleagues to Pick. Click. Give. to Doyon Foundation by sending an email or posting on your social media pages.

Remember – donations of any amount are welcomed. Every little bit moves us toward our goal!

Want to see the difference your Pick. Click. Give. donations can make? Check out these real student stories:

On behalf of the Foundation and the students we serve, thank you for your support!

Are you going to school and looking for a summer internship position? Visit www.doyon.com for more information about the following summer internship opportunities in Fairbanks for Doyon shareholders (Click titles to see internship description):

 

 

Rasmuson Foundation is seeking two Program Fellows. This is an 18-24 month opportunity for a high-potential, early career professional to learn about philanthropy and foundation operations as part of a cohort of 11 Fellows at 7 foundations in the Pacific NW. Salary and benefits, travel, professional development opportunities. Deadline to apply is April 5th!

Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship Positions:

https://jobs.philanthropynw.org/display-job/3755/Program-Fellow,-Rasmuson-Foundation.html

The Doyon Foundation board of directors grew from seven to nine members, following a vote at its annual membership meeting. The Foundation is pleased to welcome two new board members: LaVerne Demientieff and Marie Monroe. Incumbents Lanien Livingston and Sonta Roach were re-elected at the meeting.

LaVerne Bio PicLaVerne, who was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) with her bachelor’s in social work and went on to receive her master’s in social work from Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently working toward a PhD in social work from the University of Utah, College of Social Work. LaVerne also works as a clinical associate professor for UAF’s bachelor’s of social work program, and is a licensed master social worker through the State of Alaska. A former Doyon Foundation scholarship recipient, LaVerne stated that the scholarship was so needed and helpful for many years. She is happy to be able to serve on the Doyon Foundation board to give back to the organization and her community.

Marie Monroe 2Marie Irwin Monroe, of Nenana, Alaska, graduated from Nenana High School in 1970, and owned and operated her own transportation business from 1975 to 2000. From 1996 to present, she has been general manager of the Kantishna Roadhouse/Doyon Tourism. Marie, who has several family members who received scholarships from Doyon Foundation, says, “I am excited about the language revitalization work the Foundation has embarked upon, and I look forward to contributing to this and all of the other educational programs and opportunities the Foundation brings to our community.”

The board also held an officer election at the board meeting earlier this month. The officers remain the same, with Lanien Livingston serving as president, Paul Mountain as vice president, and Julie Anderson as secretary treasurer.

Other board members include Victor Nicholas, Helena Jacobs, Joshua Peter and Sonta Roach.

For more information, including full board member bios, visit www.doyonfoundation.com.

Fairbanks North Star Borough Employment Opportunities

Administrative Assistant III

Transportation

APEA Non-Exempt

Regular Full Time

Salary 7A $22.89/hr

Closes: 03/23/17 9:00 pm AK

Treasurer’s Assistant I

APEA Non-Exempt

Regular Full Time

Salary 8A $23.69/hr

Closes: 03/26/17 9:00 pm AK

For further information about this or other open positions, please contact the FNSB Human Resources Department at 907-459-1202 or view the position at

http://www.applitrack.com/fnsb/onlineapp/

Apply for AIANTA’s Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship Program. Established to provide American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students with financial assistance to earn a degree or certificate in the hospitality, tourism, recreation, culinary arts or related fields. AIANTA will award three (3) individuals who have met all scholarship application criteria. AIANTA would like to encourage Indigenous students to build their careers in the the tourism industry while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacy.

Award Amount:

$1,000 per academic year (Fall/Spring semester only), $500 per semester

Deadline for applying:

July 28, 2017 for the Fall 2017 semester

December 1, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

Fairbanks North Star Borough is seeking an Administrative Assistant IV for their Human Resources department. Please click the link below for more information about this vacancy.

https://www.applitrack.com/fnsb/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&category=Administrative%2FClerical%2FClerk&AppliTrackJobId=1183&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

Accenture is NOW accepting applications for the Academic Year 2017-2018!

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.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

drumSee below for our March Native word of the month in Gwich’in and Deg Xinag!

Gwich’in

Vadzaih dhaa = Caribou hide

Vadzaih dhaa haa shuh dhałtsaii. = I made a drum from caribou hide.

Listen to an audio recording. Hai’ (thank you) to Allan Hayton for providing the translation.

Deg Xinag

Ghinoy vidhith = Caribou hide

Ghinoy vidhith yił sigisrosr dhitlsenh. = I made my drum with caribou hide.

Listen to an audio recording. Dogidinh (thank you) to George Demientieff Holly for providing the translation.

Each month, a new Native word or phrase and definition will be shared on our website, as well as on our blog and Facebook page, along with an audio recording of the pronunciation.

Have a translation in another language? Share it with us on Facebook!

Have an idea for a Native Word of the Month? Please email your idea to haytona@doyon.com.

An experiential learning opportunity is available for students entering 10-12th grade in Denali National Park and Preserve – the Denali Summer Science Academy.

This four-day camping experience in Denali will engage students in hands-on science and fun park excursions. The program introduces students to the excitement and challenges of field science by participating in current research projects. Summer 2017 will feature work with a biology and an entomology project. The group will stay at the Riley Creek Campground and make daily excursions into the park.

In order to build cohesive teams and award scholarships to students with financial needs, teachers and community leaders are asked to identify and nominate deserving youth for the program. If you are a teacher or community leader and know a teen that would benefit from a learning experience like this, please share this information and offer to nominate them. Also, please share this information with other teachers and community leaders (coaches, church leaders, etc.) that may work with teens. FYI – Students may apply for the program without a nominator, yet their chances of acceptance increase with a nomination from a teacher or community leader.

Program details:

  • We are offering two sessions of the camp for the summer of 2017:
    • Session 1 – July 15-18
    • Session 2 – July 22-25
  • The camp is designed for students entering Grades 10, 11, or 12.
  • Scholarships are available for students needing financial assistance – 50% off the full tuition of $300.
  • This program is a partnership between Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service through the Murie Science and Learning Center.

All of the program material can be found in the Denali Summer Science Academy section of this murieslc.

Alaska Geographic Field Institute

Murie Science and Learning Center

DSSA Overview.pdf

Applications Due: March 10, 2017

First Alaskans Institute (FAI) announces our 2017 Summer Internship Program to place Alaska Native/American Indian and rural undergraduate and graduate students into organizations around Alaska to provide dynamic leadership development and employment experience. In order to apply, students must be high school graduates currently enrolled in a higher education institution, or recent graduates of a higher education institution.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

Candidates sought for scholarship review committee

scholarship-recipients-group-photo

Help us connect students with scholarships – apply to serve on our competitive scholarship review committee!

Would you like to help connect students with scholarships? We have the perfect opportunity! We currently have three open seats on the Doyon Foundation competitive scholarship review committee. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by Friday, April 28.

To qualify for this position, candidates must:

  • Be a Doyon shareholder.
  • Be age 18 or older.
  • Value and support higher education.
  • Be committed to serve a three-year term.
  • Have an internet-accessible computer with recent version of web browser installed (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera).
  • Attend an orientation in May/June in Fairbanks, either in person or via teleconference.
  • Spend 30 – 40 hours reviewing, evaluating and scoring all competitive scholarship applications online via the Doyon Foundation website.
  • Attend a one-day meeting in Fairbanks in June/July to award the scholarships.
  • Meet with Doyon Foundation administration to review and recommend competitive scholarship policy changes.

Candidates residing in rural areas are preferred, but applications from urban candidates are also welcomed. Please note that per IRS regulations, committee members cannot be employees of the Doyon Family of Companies or Doyon Foundation.

Service on the scholarship review committee is on a voluntary basis. Individuals interested in giving back and helping students achieve their full potential are encouraged to consider serving on this important committee.

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and a letter of interest outlining why they’d like to serve to Doris Miller, Foundation executive director, at millerd@doyon.com by Friday, April 28. The Doyon Foundation board of directors will select the new committee member at their next regularly scheduled meeting in Fairbanks.

For more information, please contact Doyon Foundation at 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

df-pcg-meme-for-facebookFebruary 15 marked the midway point for this year’s Pick. Click. Give. campaign – and yet Doyon Foundation was nowhere near the halfway point of our Pick. Click. Give. fundraising goal.

As of February 15, 28 donors had pledged $1,625 to Doyon Foundation, leaving a $3,375 gap between pledges and our $5,000 fundraising goal.

We are asking all Alaskans to consider helping us get to our $5,000 Pick. Click. Give. goal.

“Your Pick. Click. Give. donations go directly to support the Foundation’s general scholarship fund, which helps offset the high cost of tuition and books for both full-time and part-time college students,” says Doris Miller, executive director of Doyon Foundation.

Pick. Click. Give. donations are down significantly from last year, negatively impacting nonprofits statewide. Less than 5 percent of Alaskans are choosing to Pick. Click. Give. when they complete their PFD applications.

Last year, 70 donors contributed $5,375 to Doyon Foundation through Pick. Click. Give. This year, we just hope to reach the $5,000 mark.

“We know it is a tough year for a lot of Alaskans,” Doris acknowledges. “At the same time, we need to continue supporting the efforts of students who are going to school with the goal of getting an education and improving the quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities. Because in the end, that benefits us all.”

Alaskans are encouraged to Pick. Click. Give. to Doyon Foundation when completing their 2017 PFD application. The deadline to submit a 2017 PFD application is Friday, March 31.

Those who have already submitted a PFD application can easily add a Pick. Click. Give. contribution by logging back into their application at pfd.alaska.gov. Step-by-step instructions for making a Pick. Click. Give. donation are available here.

Donations of any amount are welcomed. “Every little bit moves us toward our goal,” Doris says.