Doyon Foundation Scholarships


photo boothDid you graduate last year? Or are you expecting to graduate in academic year 2016-2017? If you are a Doyon, Limited shareholder, or are the child of an original shareholder, Doyon Foundation wants to hear from you!

We are asking all Doyon, Limited shareholders and children of original shareholders who are graduating during the 2016-2017 school year to complete a short graduation information request form by Wednesday, April 26. You do not need to be a Doyon Foundation scholarship recipient to participate.

We’ll feature the information you share in our popular annual graduate yearbook! Check out the 2016 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!

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!

Candidates sought for scholarship review committee

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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.

 

New Requirement Takes Effect with Summer 2017 Scholarships

Doyon Foundation recently reduced its part-time credit requirement from six credits to three credits. The new requirement will allow even more students to qualify for a basic scholarship.

The new requirement takes effect with the summer 2017 scholarships. Wednesday, March 15 is the deadline to apply for a basic scholarship for the summer semester. Students planning to attend school this summer are encouraged to apply for an $800 scholarship for part-time students or $1,200 scholarship for full-time students.

To be eligible for a Foundation scholarship, applicants must:

To apply, students must complete the online application, provide proof of academic enrollment, and submit transcripts. The application and details on the application process are available on the Foundation website.

Students needing computer access are welcome to come to the Foundation office at the Doyon Industrial Facility, 615 Bidwell Ave., Suite 101 in Fairbanks. Foundation staff is happy to answer any questions or provide any help students may need during the application process.

Students are encouraged to apply early, as basic scholarships are now awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Doyon Foundation made 327 students very happy last week when we awarded $401,895 in scholarships for the spring 2017 semester!award-reception-2015-086-2

The scholarships included 177 basic full-time scholarships of $1,200 each, 81 basic part-time scholarships of $800 each, and 69 competitive scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $9,000 each.

The next scholarship application deadline is coming up on Wednesday, March 15. Students planning to attend school during the summer 2017 semester are encouraged to apply for a basic scholarship. Basic scholarships range from $800 for part-time students to $1,200 for full-time students.

Learn more and apply for a scholarship on our website. Or for more information, contact Maurine McGinty, scholarship program manager, at mcgintym@doyon.com or 907.459.2049.

NEW! Part-time credit requirement lowered to three credits

Going to school this summer? Wednesday, March 15 is the deadline to apply for a Doyon Foundation basic scholarship for the summer 2017 semester! Don’t miss out on an $800 scholarship for part-time students or $1,200 scholarship for full-time students.

Please note that we recently lowered our part-time credit requirement from six credits to three credits. This change will allow more students to qualify for a basic scholarship!

Are you eligible for a Doyon Foundation scholarship? Take this quick quiz:

If you answered “yes,” then be sure to apply for a basic scholarship for the summer 2017 semester by March 15! Here’s how:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Provide proof of academic enrollment.
  • Submit your most recent official transcripts if this is your first term in academic year 2016 – 2017. (If you have already submitted your official transcript for 2016 – 2017, you can send in unofficial transcripts.)

Remember that our basic scholarships are now awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to get your application in early.

Need computer access? You are welcome to come to the Foundation office at the Doyon Industrial Facility, 615 Bidwell Ave., Suite 101 in Fairbanks. Our staff is happy to answer any questions or provide any help you may need during the application process.

For more information, check out our website www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Maurine McGinty, scholarship program manager, at mcgintym@doyon.com or 907.459.2049.

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