Scholarships


View our 2021 graduate yearbook!

Get to know the Doyon Foundation Class of 2021 in our interactive graduate yearbook, and help celebrate our 2021 graduates in our inspiring graduate video! The yearbook was just released on our website and the video just premiered on our YouTube channel.

This year, we celebrated more than 60 Doyon Foundation graduates from high school, certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s programs. We are so proud of their efforts and accomplishments, and are excited to introduce and celebrate them in this year’s graduate yearbook and video. Please watch and share!

If you have graduate information additions or corrections, please contact us at scholarships@doyon.com.

Watch our 2021 graduate video!


RSVP to join us Friday, May 21 on Zoom

Graduates, alumni, family, friends and other supporters are invited to join Doyon Foundation for our 2021 virtual graduate reception! The event will take place via Zoom on Friday, May 21 at 1 p.m. AKDT.

To participate, please complete and submit our RSVP form by Thursday, May 20 at 5 p.m. Then, watch your email for the Zoom link to participate in the reception.

The reception will feature graduate speaker Taniesha Moses and alumna speaker Andrea Nield. Taniesha, from Northway, graduated May 1 from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Andrea, from Nultao, is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she received a bachelor’s of business administration, management and organizations.

If you are graduating this year, there is still time to complete our graduate information request form. We’ll feature the information you share in our 2021 electronic graduate yearbook and in our 2021 graduate video! Check out the 2020 graduate yearbook and 2020 graduate video.

While we’ll miss coming together in person again this year, we are pleased that the virtual format will allow students and supporters from across the state and country to participate.

We hope you can join us to celebrate the Class of 2021! Please complete our RSVP form today, and watch your email for the Zoom link to participate in the reception.

Apply by May 17 for competitive and basic scholarships for fall 2021

If you’re thinking of getting a degree, going back to school, obtaining a higher degree, starting a new career or just learning something new, then we encourage you to apply for a Doyon Foundation scholarship for the fall 2021 semester. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 17 at 11:59 p.m.

May 17 is the application deadline for our fall basic and competitive scholarships. We recently increased the amount of our awards to better serve our students’ needs; the increased award amounts include:

  • Competitive scholarships ranging from $7,000 to $11,000
  • $2,400 basic scholarships for full-time students (undergraduates taking 12 or more credits, or 9 or more credits for graduate students)
  • $1,600 basic scholarships for part-time students (undergraduates taking 3 to 11 credits, or 2 to 8 credits for graduate students)

Wondering about the difference between the scholarships? 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. (Also, our basic scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to get your application in early!) Note that you don’t have to fill out separate applications for competitive and basic awards.

Are you a vocational student? You are eligible for a basic or competitive scholarship if you are enrolled in a program longer than 120 hours or one year! (If you’re in a program shorter than this, check out our short-term vocational scholarship, which is available to apply for year-round.)

Before you apply, make sure you meet the eligibility guidelines. Applicants must:

  • 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

Get all the details on scholarship eligibility and application requirements by reviewing our scholarship resource handbook.  

Ready to apply? Get started at our online scholarship application portal. If you are a first-time applicant, you will need to create a new account. Need help? See our step-by-step account creation instructions or view our detailed application instructions.

Once you are logged in, select “apply” and the system will ask for an access code.If you do not already have an access code, please call 907.459.2048 or email us at scholarships@doyon.com to obtain one. 

Remember, scholarship applications are accepted online only. However, we understand that some of our students may have difficulty with a reliable internet connection. If that is the case, please call or email us and we can assist you in completing your scholarship application by proxy.

We always get a lot of questions about 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:

  • Official transcripts must be submitted once every academic year, which runs August through July. As these will be the first scholarships awarded in the 2021 – 2022 academic year, all students must submit official transcripts. However, the deadlines to submit transcripts are different for new vs. returning students.
  • If you DID NOT receive a summer 2021 scholarship, you are required to submit your official transcript on or before the deadline of May 17, 2021.
  • If you DID receive a summer 2021 scholarship, your official transcript is due on or before August 27, 2021. This can be uploaded into your student account or emailed to scholarships@doyon.com.

It 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!)

Questions? We’re here to help! Contact our scholarship program at scholarships@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

Watch our 2020 Fall Scholarship Award Recognition video!

At Doyon Foundation, we look forward to our scholarship award ceremony every year, but this year we had to do things a little differently to keep everyone safe. However, we still believe it is important to celebrate our hard-working scholarship recipients and celebrate our generous donors.

We invite you to take a few minutes to watch our fall 2020 scholarship award recognition video, featuring welcomes from Doyon, Limited President and CEO Aaron Schutt and our Board President Jennifer Fate, photos and quotes from our students, a listing of our amazing donors, and a heartfelt prayer for our students going forward in pursuit of their dreams.

Then, help us spread the word by liking, sharing and tagging students you know. Congratulations to all of our students, and thank you to all of our supporters!

Watch our video

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 2021 Doyon Foundation basic scholarships is now open.

Part-time students are eligible to receive $800 basic scholarships and full-time students can receive $1,200 basic scholarships. (See our scholarship resource handbook for definitions of part-time and full-time students.)

Applications must be received by Monday, November 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. 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.)

All scholarship 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

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 2020 scholarship), then you need to submit official transcripts by the November 16 deadline.
  • If you’re a “returning” student (meaning you received a fall 2020 scholarship), you can submit unofficial transcripts. We know you won’t have transcripts for the fall semester by November 16, so the deadline for you to submit them is December 23.

It 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 give us a call or send us an email anytime – we are here to help!

Remember – the deadline to apply for a spring 2021 basic scholarship is Monday November 16, 2020! If you have questions, contact us at foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

The Catching the Dream (CTD) Scholarship’s objective is to recognize and reward outstanding student achievement. CTD aims to help improve the quality of life in Native American communities through the higher education by providing scholarship funds for students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams.

Application Deadline:

• September 15, 2020

Award Amount:

• Varies

Eligibility

• Must be enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe (CIB must come directly from the Tribe)

• Three Letters of recommendation

• Must be full-time student at credited college or University

• Must be seeking B.A. or higher

• Completed form must be mailed (fax or email will not be accepted)

For all other requirements and additional questions please click HERE.

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Backed by $2.5 million in new federal grant funding, Montana State University plans to offer full-ride scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students who enroll in its College of Nursing. 

See more at https://tinyurl.com/y43galce.

Tohono O’odham Community College is excited to announce that they will continue Free Tuition for all Native American students for the Fall 2020 semester. Students will be required to provide proof of tribal enrollment to be eligible for free tuition.

95% of courses will be delivered in an online format.

Non-Native Students can enroll at our low tuition rate of $34.25 per credit hour.

All Students will be responsible for the cost of books and fees.

Please visit their website, tocc.edu, to apply to be a student and register for classes.

For questions, please contact: Admissions@tocc.edu or 520-383-8401.

Non-Native Students can enroll at our low tuition rate of $34.25 per credit hour.

All Students will be responsible for the cost of books and fees.

Please visit their website, tocc.edu, to apply to be a student and register for classes.

For questions, please contact: Admissions@tocc.edu or 520-383-8401.

Alaska Communications looking for the good in Alaska. Tell them about a child or teen who has made a positive difference in the community. Whether it was to support others during the pandemic or an ongoing effort to support the community, we want to hear about young people who have made their Alaska community better. Their Summer of Heroes program is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska to celebrate 10 years in honoring youth! Local heroes can win $1,500 scholarships. Learn more and nominate someone here: www.alaskacommunications.com/summerofheroes 

Center for Native American Youth has partnered with Brown University Pre-College Programs to award two full-tuition scholarships for Native high school students. This is an online scholarship to attend the Writing for College and Beyond course which will take place July 6th – August 5th, 2020. The scholarship will cover application and tuition fees.

All CNAY-Brown application materials are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

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Are you a graduate in the Class of 2020? If so, tell us all about it so we can help you celebrate! We’ve extended the response deadline to Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

In these most unusual times, we have to get creative in finding ways to celebrate our grads. We know you have been working hard for your graduation day, and though you may not have your traditional graduation celebration, we still want to honor your hard work and accomplishments.

We are asking all Doyon Foundation students who graduated or are graduating in the 2019 – 2020 school year to complete a short graduate information request form by the new deadline of Wednesday, June 3. We’ll feature the information you share in our 2020 electronic graduate yearbook! Check out the 2019 graduate yearbook on our website.

As an additional way to celebrate our 2020 graduates, we would like to create a special 2020 video featuring our 2020 graduates. In your video, you can briefly share about your future plans, thank those who have helped along the way, or give advice or encouragement to others.

There are two options for submitting your video:

  1. You can upload it when you complete the graduate information request form.
  2. You can also upload it at a later date using our video submission form.

Please make sure your video is horizontal, no more than 30 seconds long and that the file is no larger than 50 MB.

Help us celebrate all of your hard work and accomplishments! Please take a few moments now to fill out our graduate questionnaire and upload your graduate video.

From all of us here at Doyon Foundation, conGRADulations and thank you!

DEADLINE:

May 15, 2020

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Must be majoring in a business related field

  • Must be a junior, senior or graduate student

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

  • If selected, candidate must be able to attend the NCAIED Scholarship Awards Luncheon

(Expenses including lodging, ground transportation and airfare within the U.S. will be provided by NCAIED)

 

For more information on how to apply, click HERE.

A $1,000 Scholarship For Those Interested in an HR, People Operations and Onboarding Career Paths.

About the Scholarship

The SaplingHR Onboarding Experience Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has a passion for the people operations and HR space. The scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey their idea for a useful innovation in mobile device technology.

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us about your great idea for an onboarding program for new employees of a business, and how it would improve their experience..

There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys an idea that could make a big difference with information technology relating to mobile devices.

An employee’s onboarding will directly influence their level of happiness at their new company. At SaplingHR, we believe in striving toward a better future by helping those who are passionate about helping others to reach their goals.

Click HERE for more information on how to apply.

Attached is a press release as it relates to an update on test score requirements for Alaska performance Scholarship (APS) eligibility. A copy of this release will be posted on our website at https://acpe.alaska.gov/Press_Releases.

ACPE Press Release 04.27.2020.pdf

The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award for any current or soon-to-be student who has had his or her family’s life altered because of tax controversies (back taxes owed, audits, etc.). The Travis W. Watkins Scholarship has a brief and 100% confidential submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the importance of tax compliance as well as the journey of those challenges (including the impact of professional tax representation or lack of representation on the outcome).

Deadline: April 30, 2020

https://www.traviswatkins.com/scholarships/

 

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