May 15 is our biggest deadline of the year! This is the last day to apply for competitive and basic scholarships for the 2017 fall semester. If you or someone you know is planning to attend school this fall, you do not want to miss this deadline.

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

  • Competitive scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $9,000
  • $800 basic scholarships for part-time students
  • $1,200 basic scholarships for full-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!)

Good news for part-time students! Last fall, we lowered our part-time credit requirement from six credits to three credits. This means more students qualify for a basic scholarship!

Wondering if you are eligible? Applicants must:

Ready to apply? Please note that scholarship applications are only accepted online. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Create an account if you don’t already have one. It is highly recommended that students create an account at least two weeks prior to the application deadline, as the shareholder verification process can take up to three business days.
  • Log in.
  • After successfully logging on, click “students,” then select “Scholarship Apply/Review/Edit.”
  • Pick a scholarship by clicking “apply now.”

Questions? We’re here to help! Visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Maurine McGinty, scholarship program manager, at mcgintym@doyon.com or 907.459.2049.

Attention, Doyon Foundation students! Are you planning to apply for a basic or competitive scholarship for the fall 2015 semester? If so, be sure to update your calendar – the scholarship deadline has been changed from April 15 to May 15!

The Doyon Foundation board of directors voted to change the deadline at their last board meeting, held in Fairbanks in March. The change will allow more time for students to complete and submit their applications at the end of the spring semester or following high school graduation. The new deadline also gives the Foundation staff additional time to process summer scholarship applications, which are due March 15, before the fall scholarship application deadline.

Beginning this year, applications for basic or competitive scholarships for the fall semester are due by 5 p.m. on May 15. Please note that applications are only accepted online. To apply for a scholarship online, students should:

  • Create an account if they don’t already have one. It is highly recommended that students create an account at least two weeks prior to the application deadline, as the shareholder verification process can take up to three business days.
  • Log in.
  • After successfully logging on, click “students,” then select “open scholarships.”
  • Pick a scholarship by clicking “apply now.”

Students who need computer access are welcome to come to the Foundation office at the Doyon Industrial Facility, 615 Bidwell Ave., Suite 101 in Fairbanks. Foundation staff is also available to answer any questions or help with any issues students encounter with the application process.

For more information, on scholarship eligibility and the types of scholarships available, visit the Foundation website. Students may also contact Maurine McGinty, scholarship program manager, at mcgintym@doyon.com or 907.459.2049.