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SUMMER HEALTH PROFESSION EDUCATION PROGRAM (SHPEP)

Formerly the Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

SHPEP is a free 6 week summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

SHPEP is implemented at 12 program sites across the nation. Each site provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, shadowing experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and financial planning. SHPEP at the University of Washington is a collaboration of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Public Health.

Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/sgbyh6v.

Iḷisaġvik College is pleased to announce that Iñupiaq language courses will be offered free of tuition beginning the Spring 2020 semester. This amounts to $495 in savings for each student enrolling in Iñupiaq language course, a reduction from the total previous cost of $605 and the removal of a significant barrier to accessing language knowledge and instruction.

Waiving tuition for the course is distinctive from the Alaska Native/Native American Tuition Waiver offered by Iḷisaġvik College, which requires that each student apply for at least one scholarship to qualify and after the first waiver, requires students to be enrolled in a program. Waiving tuition for the course further opens access to non-degree, non-program seeking community members seeking to further language ability.

Final Press Release Tuition Waived Language Courses 1.10.20.pdf

78_Student Dinner Promotion_eBlast CANCELED

Due to the inclement weather, we have decided to cancel tonight’s student dinner in Fairbanks. We are sorry for the last-minute notice and inconvenience, but the safety of our students, Elders, staff and supporters is always our top priority. Please stay safe and stay tuned for details on a new event date.

What are you doing on Wednesday, November 6? If you are in Fairbanks, we hope you’ll join us at our fall student dinner! Denakkanaaga has graciously offered to host the student dinner, which will take place at 5:30 p.m. on November 6 at 101 Dunkel St., Suite 135 in Fairbanks.

Noah Lovell
Student Noah Lovell, featured speaker at our 2019 fall student dinner

There will be delicious food, fun activities and great company. Plus, student Noah Lovell will be there to share about his internship experience!

Doyon Foundation alumni are invited to bring a dish to share or a door prize to be awarded at the dinner. If you would like to volunteer, please contact nelsonk@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to nelsonk@doyon.com or 907.459.2048. Hope to see you there!

Doyon is seeking Alaska Native students, grades 9 – 12 for or a Robotics Challenge and the deadline is TOMORROW. Twenty students will be accepted into the free program to learn what it’s like to work as an engineer (we’ve received three applications to date).

Doyon Shareholders (only) outside of Fairbanks/North Pole area will be provided travel assistance through Doyon.

Contact Jordanna David, Shareholder Outreach Assistant for any questions you may have (907-459-2127).

We are pleased to present our September 2019 Native words of the month in Holikachuk. Thank you to our speakers, Elizabeth Keating and Mary Deacon.

Windy = xidets’iyh

Xidets’iyh he’? = Is it windy?

 

Yoonedz xidets’iyh. = There’s a North wind coming down.

 

For more translations, view our Native word of the month archives on the Foundation website.

We also invite you to access free online language-learning lessons by signing up for Doyon Languages Online! We currently have lessons available for HolikachukDenaakk’eBenhti Kenaga’ and Gwich’in, as well as a special set of Hän lessons based on the work of the late Isaac Juneby. All interested learners may sign up and access the courses at no charge – sign up today!

123_PickClickGive_FinalPush_Promotion_FB-INA big thank you to everyone who made a Pick. Click. Give. pledge to support Doyon Foundation scholarships this year. Thanks to your generosity, we have surpassed the number of donors and total amount pledged from past year. We truly appreciate your support.

The 2019 amount pledged is enough to fund approximately:

  • 9 advanced college credit scholarships for high school students taking college-level courses
  • Nearly 5 basic scholarships for part-time students
  • 3 basic scholarships for full-time students
  • Or nearly 4 short-term vocational scholarships

If you would like to help increase these numbers even further, we welcome your support! You can add or change your Pick. Click. Give. pledge through Saturday, August 31. Simply log back in to your MyAlaska account on the PFD webpage to add or change a pledge.

From all of the Foundation staff, board members and students, we say: Ana Basi’! Dogidinh! Baasee’/Maasee’! Hąį’ęę! Mä̀hsi’! Xisigidasidhut! Tsín’ęę! Tsen’anh! Tsen’įį! Quyanaq! Thank you!

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

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