GCI is proud to announce a new statewide Scholarship program!

Over the past 10 years, through the UUI Scholarship program, GCI has assisted hundreds of students in the UUI service area.

GCI is reaffirming and expanding their commitment to helping Alaskan students achieve success.  Beginning April 1st, they will welcome scholarship applications from highly motivated Alaskan students statewide.

GCI will be awarding 70 students with $2,000 scholarships to be used for tuition and books for the 2018-2019 school year.  Applications must be received by April 30th.

GCI is proud to invest in Alaska’s students as they prepare to build Alaska’s future.  For more information, please visit gci.com/careers or email gcicsholarships@gci.com.

The National Indian Health Board is now accepting applications for their 2018 Tribal Youth Health Policy Fellowship. Twelve Native youth from around the country will be selected to engage in Indian health policy solutions, tell their personal story, and advocate for changes in the healthcare and public health systems that affect their tribal communities.

Applications are due at 5pm ET on April 6, 2018. Click here to apply!

Eligibility: Applicants must

  • Be a member of a federally recognized tribe;
  • Be between the ages of 18-24;
  • Be in good academic standing;
  • Be actively engaged in their tribal community;
  • Have access to a phone and email account for monthly communications; and
  • Reside on or near tribal reservation.

To Apply: Submit the online application and include:

  • A completed adult recommendation from; and
  • A tribal leader letter of support.

Questions? Email  firstkids1st@nihb.org.

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The PFD deadline is coming up this Saturday, March 31, and we’re asking Doyon Foundation supporters to help us finish strong!

Last year, 57 donors contributed $3,975 to support Foundation scholarships. So far this year, we have $3,325 in pledges from 35 donors. Will you help us match last year’s total by Pick. Click. Giving this week?

It’s easy to make a pledge when you fill out your PFD application at www.pfd.alaska.gov. Already applied for your PFD? Not a problem. Simply log back into www.pfd.alaska.gov and click “add a Pick. Click. Give. pledge.”

If you’ve already pledged, THANK YOU! You can still help by spreading the word – send an email, tell a friend, or share this post on social media (please tag us @DoyonFoundation).

The dollars you share with the Foundation go directly to our scholarship program, which help our students make their dreams a reality.

Want to learn more about the Foundation and our scholarships? Visit us at www.doyonfoundation.com! Thank you for your support!

The Alaska District is seeking to fill an Intern GS-04 Civil Engineer position located in the Engineering Construction and Operations Division, Operations Branch during the summer months (May – September) but not to exceed 120 days. An ideal candidate will have strong experience in basic civil engineering with Auto Cad skills. The position requires learning about the Alaska District’s dredging and harbor maintenance program. The incumbent will learn to use automated databases to collect and analyze maintenance data, collect and organize field data, and assemble project data from existing and field sources into basic civil engineering designs. Able to work closely under the supervision of project managers, and willing to learn new skills. Willing to travel to remote communities and spend time in the field.

Opened: 23 Mar 18
Closes: 5 Apr 18

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USA Jobs Link:

www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494678700

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If you or someone you know is planning to attend school this fall, then be sure to mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 15. This is the deadline to apply for competitive and basic scholarships for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. We’ll be awarding:

  • Competitive scholarships up to $9,000
  • $1,200 basic scholarships for full-time students
  • $800 basic scholarships for part-time students

What’s 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!)

Wondering if you are eligible? Applicants 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

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to review our scholarship policies and guidelines for all the details on scholarship eligibility and application requirements.

Ready to apply? Please note that scholarship applications are only accepted online using our new scholarship application. If you applied using the previous scholarship portal, you can log in using the same email address and password. If you are a new applicant, you will need to create a new account. Questions? See our step-by-step account creation instructions.

Once you are logged in and you select “apply,” the system will ask for an access code. If you do not already have an access code, please call 907.459.2049 or email us at foundation@doyon.com to obtain one.

If you are in the Fairbanks area and need computer access to complete the online application, you are welcome to come to the Foundation office at the Doyon Industrial Facility, 615 Bidwell Ave., Suite 101 in Fairbanks.

Questions? We’re here to help! See the step-by-step application instructions on our website, or contact Maurine McGinty, scholarship program manager, at mcgintym@doyon.com or 907.459.2049.

 

Sierra Evans is the daughter of Glenn and Tami Evans of Manley Hot Springs and Nenana; her grandparents are Thomas and Gwen Evans of Rampart, and Wayne and Marion Taylor of Nenana. Her hometown is Palmer.

SierraSierra earned Doyon Foundation scholarships for four straight years before graduating in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Grand Canyon University (GCU) in Arizona. She’s employed today in Los Angeles as an analyst with the global financial company Willis Tower Watson, and credits the Foundation for scholarship help so that she could go to school in Arizona.

“It isn’t easy to stay motivated to make your dreams a reality when you’re far from home,” she says. “My family was extremely supportive. Doyon Foundation scholarships helped immensely.”

Returning home to Alaska helped too. To earn money to stay in school, Sierra worked three summers in a row at Kantishna Roadhouse, the Denali National Park backcountry lodge operated by Doyon Tourism, a subsidiary of Doyon, Limited.

Her goals include continuing her finance career and enrolling in a master’s program in psychology at GCU. She plans to eventually earn a doctorate and pursue a psychology career.

Sierra says that volunteer and community work are important stepping-stones to rewarding work after college graduation. A four-year member of her university’s business club, she served as president for two years when the GCU club was the largest of its kind in Arizona. Competitions in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., expanded her network, as did working for the chair of the business department at her university.

When she learned that Arizona has among the highest rates of high school dropouts, Sierra presented a talk on the importance of earning a high school diploma and planning for college. Volunteer work also helped distinguish her resume; Sierra earned several awards, including being named among the top 10 future business executives in a nationwide competition.

Job interviews found her ready to answer questions based on real-world experience as a student worker and business club president. “Getting involved in volunteer work and work for GCU was the best decision I made,” she says. “The more involved you are, the more opportunities you have.”

Doyon Foundation staff will be at the Doyon Annual Meeting on Friday, March 16, 2018.  Come see us at the Westmark!

The office will also be closed on Monday, March 19th in observance of Traditional Chiefs Day.