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Doyon Foundation is currently seeking candidates for two open seats on its board of directors. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 26, 2018, at 5 p.m. One open position is for a three-year term, expiring in 2021. The second seat has a remainder term of two years, expiring in 2020.

Qualifications

Candidates seeking election to the Doyon Foundation board must be:

  • A Doyon shareholder
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Knowledgeable about private foundation management and higher education
  • Familiar with the Foundation’s vision, goals, mission and purpose
  • Committed to carrying out the duties of a board member, which include:
    • Attending quarterly board meetings
    • Serving on two board committees
    • Completing work outside of meetings
    • Representing the Foundation at various events
    • Speaking on behalf of the Foundation at events, if asked
    • Note that some board work is conducted remotely, and computer and online access is strongly encouraged

Doyon Foundation is specifically interested in candidates with nonprofit board and fundraising experience. Additionally, candidates residing in a rural community within the Doyon region are especially encouraged to apply.

Important Notice

Please note that, under federal laws governing private foundations, family members of Doyon Foundation board members are NOT eligible to receive a Doyon Foundation basic or competitive scholarship during their term on the board. Family members are defined as the board members’ spouse, ancestors, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the spouses of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Current Doyon Foundation scholarship recipients are also not eligible to serve on the board.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The duties of a Doyon Foundation board member include:

  • Contribute skills that help the Foundation make progress on planning
  • Consistently work toward and produce results related to the Foundation’s strategic focus areas, which include providing consistent measurable results, diversifying and growing revenue streams, increasing shareholder educational opportunities, enhancing operations, and revitalizing languages and traditional Native values
  • Define and oversee the mission of the Foundation and keep it relevant to the needs of Doyon shareholders and their descendants
  • Approve programs/services and monitor their effectiveness
  • Provide strategic guidance to the Foundation and its executive director
  • Ensure financial solvency and help raise resources
  • Select, support and evaluate the executive director
  • Ensure continuous board improvement
  • Attend quarterly meetings in Fairbanks, Alaska, as well as any special meetings called
  • Serve on two board committees and possibly chair one committee, which include finance/investment, development/fundraising, language revitalization/culture, and governance
  • Participate in at least one board training event each year
  • Demonstrate willingness to take on other duties and assignments, as needed
  • Represent and, if asked, speak on behalf of Doyon Foundation at various events

Application Instructions/Deadline

Applications are accepted using an online form. The form does not take long to fill out and candidates are able to upload resumes and/or other materials.

Candidates may also download and print a hard copy form to complete and mail to Doyon Foundation, 615 Bidwell Avenue, Suite 101, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701. Mailing instructions are provided on the form.

Please note that candidates are required to submit an updated resume along with their completed application.

It is highly recommended that candidates familiarize themselves with the Foundation and its work by reviewing the Foundation’s website, blog and Facebook page prior to submitting an application.

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 26, 2018, at 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit doyonfoundation.com or contact Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation executive director, at 907.459.2048 or millerd@doyon.com.

 

D2X_3063Here is your September Native Word of the Month in Deg Xinag ! Thank you to our translator, Edna Deacon of Grayling!

Dineg tth’in = moose bone

Dineg tth’in niłtoxit’oth gitolayh. = Cut up the moose bone, put it in the soup.

Listen to an audio recording of the September word:

Listen to an audio recording of the September phrase:

Doyon Foundation will be closed Monday, September 3rd in honor of Labor Day.  Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, September 4th.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

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Mark your calendar and plan to join us for the Doyon Foundation 2018 scholarship award ceremony! The event will take place Friday, September 7 at 2 p.m. in Fairbanks at the Doyon Industrial Facility building, 701 Bidwell Avenue, Suite 400, off South Cushman Street.

At the event, we will announce and celebrate our 2018 full-time and part-time scholarship recipients, as well as our 2018 – 2019 competitive scholarship recipients. We’ll also hear from Foundation staff, a student speaker and one of our alumni.

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2018 student speaker, Ryan McCarty

We are pleased to announce our student and alumni speakers! This year’s student speaker is Ryan McCarty, a freshman at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he is working toward an associate degree in process technology.

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2018 alumna speaker, Diloola Erickson

Our 2018 alumna speaker is Diloola Erickson. Diloola graduated in May 2018 from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with dual bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and rural development, with a concentration in small business and rural community planning. Diloola recently joined the Foundation as our Doyon Languages Online II project manager!

Students, family, friends, teachers, donors and other supporters are invited and encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there!

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The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

To learn more watch this video.

AWARD

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


BASIC ELIGIBILITY

To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.


IDEAL CANDIDATE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

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If your program starts on or after July 1, 2018 or later, apply to this opportunity.

The Cobell Scholarship Vocational Opportunity is for any student who has not yet earned a college degree, is enrolled or will be enrolling in a vocational credential, vocational certificate or occupational license program. Vocational degrees typically are one year or less in duration, certify competency in a specific trade, or provide a license to perform certain occupations.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

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