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: 

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!


May 15, 2020


  • 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

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


Are you interested in a union apprenticeship? To give you a hand, we’ve compiled the following helpful information on unions in Alaska and highlights of their application, interview and training processes. Be sure to check the union websites and contact them directly to confirm the most up-to-date information.

Remember, Doyon Foundation offers short-term vocational scholarships for programs less than 120 hours, and vocational students enrolled in a program over 120 hours are eligible for our basic and competitive scholarships! Get all the details in our scholarship resource handbook.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

  • IBEW accepts applications year-round and performs interviews quarterly
  • Busy season is in spring and summer

Carpenters Union Apprenticeship

  • Consists of a six-week class and student can start right after

Plumbers & Pipefitters Apprenticeship

  • Accepts applications year-round
  • Interviews are done every 3 months and are put on a ranking list
  • The student can start working right after completing classes

Laborers Union

  • Accepts applications year-round
  • General construction season starts between April and May

One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing $4.3 million in funding for fellowships and grants to 270 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2019–20 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide. AAUW seeks a diverse applicant pool.

See more about the grant and fellowship opportunities by clicking here.

American Heart Association EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars are college freshmen, sophomores and juniors making a difference in the health of their communities. Past scholars include: A health policy and management student who encouraged corner groceries to sell fresh, healthy foods, A biochemistry student who taught diabetes courses at a community health clinic, and a public policy student who helped launch an urban garden where families living in a food desert could harvest fresh fruit and vegetables.

Ten students will each receive a $10,000 scholarship towards their college tuition.

The $1,000 Scott Johnson Memorial Scholarship – for tuition and other related educational expenses to students majoring or minoring in Justice, Administration of Justice or Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Deadline: 2.15.20

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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 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

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

Gates Scholarship

American Indian Services Scholarship


  • 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)


*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


  • 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.


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 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

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