Scholarships


66_Spring Scholarship Reminder Promotion_Blog.jpgGet up to $1,200 for school – apply by November 15!

Winter may be on its way, but it’s already time to start thinking about spring – spring scholarships, that is! The application period for spring 2020 Doyon Foundation scholarships is now open. Applications must be received by Friday, November 15, 2019, at 5 p.m. Remember that our basic scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your application in early!

(Did you know that we also award advanced college credit scholarships up to $400 to high school students, as well as short-term vocational scholarships up to $1,000? Applications for these are accepted year-round and funded on a first-come, first-served basis! Check out our scholarship resource handbook to learn more.)

Applications are accepted through our online scholarship portal, available on our website. First time using the new system? See our step-by-step instructions on how to create a new account. Questions on the application process? Check out our tutorial on how to apply for a scholarship.

To be eligible for a Doyon Foundation scholarship, you must:

  • Be enrolled to Doyon, Limited or be the child of an original enrollee
  • Be accepted to an accredited college, university, technical or vocational school
  • Meet our minimum GPA requirements
  • Be enrolled in the required minimum number of credits

Part-time students are eligible to receive an $800 basic scholarship and full-time students can receive $1,200 basic scholarships. Check out our scholarship resource handbook for all the details.

There are several items you will need to submit when applying for a basic scholarship, including:

One thing we always get lots of questions about is transcripts. Do I need to submit them? Do they need to be official or unofficial? What is the deadline? Here’s what you need to know about transcripts:

  • Official transcripts only need to be submitted once per academic year (which runs August through July).
  • If you’re a “new” student (in order words, you didn’t receive a fall 2019 scholarship), then you need to submit official transcripts by the November 15 deadline.
  • If you’re a “returning” student (meaning you received a fall 2019 scholarship), you can submit unofficial transcripts. We know you won’t have transcripts for the fall semester by November 15, so the deadline for you to submit them is December 21.

DF_95_General Transcripts Infographic_v1.jpgIt is very important to log in to your student account before the scholarship application deadline to check that you have submitted all the required materials. (Put a reminder on your calendar now!)

We also encourage you to review our scholarship resource handbook for all the details on transcripts, eligibility and application requirements. You are also welcome to contact us anytime – we are here to help!

Need computer access to complete the online application? Come by the Foundation office at the Doyon Industrial Facility, 615 Bidwell Ave., Suite 101 in Fairbanks.

Remember – the deadline to apply for a spring 2020 basic scholarship is Friday November 15, 2019! If you have questions, contact us at foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

PITAAS (Preparing Indigenous Teachers & Administrators for Alaska Schools)

This program is open statewide to ALL Alaska Native students living in Alaska.

If students are Freshmen and Sophomore level and enrolled at UAS:

  • They are not yet able to apply for the program, but are still eligible for full tuition scholarships for classes related to Alaska Native language, history and culture (up to 8 credits total in both years).
  • They do not need to have declared a major in the education field yet.

If they are Junior level or higher and have declared a major in the education field through UAS:

  • They can apply to formally enter the PITAAS program
  • All tuition, fees and books are fully covered by the PITAAS scholarship once enrolled in the program

Attached are applications for both opportunities which include additional information/requirements.

PITAAS app FY19-20.pdf

Tuition Scholarship Application.pdf

www.uas.alaska.edu/education/start.html

SEPT 15 is the deadline for the The Gates Scholarship, an opportunity that FULLY-FUNDS your entire college journey. Pell-eligible, minority high school seniors with at least a 3.3 GPA can apply at https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

Gates Scholarship

American Indian Services Scholarship

REQUIREMENTS

  • Enrolled or will enroll as a matriculated student in a university, college, junior college or technical school (incoming freshman accepted)
  • At least One-Quarter (1/4) enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe.
  • Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits. First bachelor’s degree only. Graduate studies NOT eligible.
  • Full-time or part-time status – excluding non-credit courses (minimum of 6 credits).
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 must be established and maintained after the first semester/quarter of college.
  • Completed Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES *UNTIL NOVEMBER 2ND

*Each deadline is for the Term (semester, trimester or quarter) that starts in one of the months listed.

If Your Term Starts in Either: You Would Apply for Award #: Application and Required Documents are Due: Application Opens:
April, May or June      I  Feb 1st
July, August or September      II Jun 1st Feb 2nd
 October, November or December      III  Aug 1st June 2nd
 January, February or March      IV Nov 1st Aug 2nd

*IMPORTANT UPCOMING CHANGES*

  • Coming Soon! – there will be a new look to the online application. If you are having trouble with this, please let us know and we will walk you through it.
  • Starting November 2, 2019 – our deadline schedule will be updated/changed starting in 2020. Please make a note of this to avoid any misunderstanding and/or missing out on our scholarship. Click here for the new deadline schedule.

GUIDELINES

First-Time Applicants and Re-Applicants – fill out an online application each time and submit all required documents no later than the deadline (see list of required documents below). Students are only able to apply for the current award at a time. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Late documents and/or applications will not be accepted. *If the last time you were awarded was before 2016, you will need to resubmit your photo and proof of heritage.

AIS corresponds with students through emails. Be sure to add scholarship@americanindianservices.org to your contacts and safe senders list to avoid emails from AIS going to your SPAM folder. Check your email frequently.

Please allow 6 to 8 weeks AFTER the deadline for applications to be processed and updated online. With the large amount of documents and emails we receive, it will take us some time to update your online application. (Be advised that during the holiday season it will take us longer.) Please DO NOT call or email about the status of your application. If you are awarded, you will receive an Award Email and you will be required to write a thank you letter (details will be in the email), which needs to be submitted by the specified deadline. Scholarship checks will be sent to the school only after receipt of thank you letters. If no letter is received by the deadline, even after attempts to contact the student, the award will be canceled.

If you have questions about scholarships, please contact us at scholarship@americanindianservices.org

The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) has partnered with Brown University Pre-College Programs to award full-tuition, residential scholarships for two Native students to attend a Brown University Pre-College program during summer 2019. The CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship covers tuition, room and board, application fees, and program fees.

CNAY-Brown Scholars have three summer program options to choose from: Summer at Brown, the Brown Leadership Institute, and the Brown Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL) at Rhode Island. All programs take place on or near Brown’s campus in Providence, Rhode Island.

All CNAY-Brown application materials are due at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, May 12, 2019. CNAY will notify all applicants of their final application status by May 20, 2019.

Application Deadline: May 12, 2019 11:59 PM Eastern Time. 

Deadline: May 1, 2019

The Wells Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates funds American Indian and Alaska Native students. Must be a full-time, degree-seeking incoming college freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior who holds a current GPA of 2.7 or higher. Awards are up to $5,000 for one year of study in any chosen major at any accredited institution in the United States.

Apply at www.aigcs.org.

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The fall deadline for TCC Adult Vocational Training and Higher Education scholarships is rapidly approaching. See the below flyer for details.
Scholarship Deadline.pdf

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