photo boothDid you graduate last year? Or are you expecting to graduate in academic year 2016-2017? If you are a Doyon, Limited shareholder, or are the child of an original shareholder, Doyon Foundation wants to hear from you!

We are asking all Doyon, Limited shareholders and children of original shareholders who are graduating during the 2016-2017 school year to complete a short graduation information request form by Wednesday, April 26. You do not need to be a Doyon Foundation scholarship recipient to participate.

We’ll feature the information you share in our popular annual graduate yearbook! Check out the 2016 graduate yearbook on our website.

This is our opportunity to celebrate all of your hard work and accomplishments! So please take a few moments now to fill out our graduate questionnaire. Thank you!

Did you graduate this year? Or are you expecting to graduate in academic year 2015-2016? Doyon Foundation wants to hear from you!cap

We are asking all Doyon Foundation students who are graduating during the 2015-2016 school year to complete a short graduation information request form by Monday, April 25.

We’ll feature the information you share in our popular annual graduate yearbook! Check out the 2015 graduate yearbook on our website.

This is our opportunity to celebrate all of your hard work and accomplishments! So please take a few moments now to fill out our graduate questionnaire. Thank you!

The application is now available for Mahina, an International Indigenous Health Research Training program.  This 10 week-long summer program in Hawai’i and Aotearoa (New Zealand) that is specifically designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in health research careers (see eligibility criteria below). This program is a partnership between the University of Washington, University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of Auckland in Aotearoa.

Mahina offers trainees funding for travel and housing costs and a stipend for living expenses.  Applications are being sought for Summer 2016. The application deadline is December 4, 2015.

About Mahina
Mahina is designed for students who intend to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral and public health research fields. It is the only MHIRT program that exposes students to Indigenist approaches to wellness and Indigenous research ethics and protocols. The program features onsite immersion in Aotearoa and research learning opportunities with Indigenous peoples.

Trainees will learn about social, cultural, and historical determinants of Indigenous health; community based participatory/tribal participatory research (CBPR); and culturally-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions.

Central to this unique program is the trainees’ explorations of culturally specific Indigenous epistemologies, methodologies, and research protocols.  In addition to being trained and mentored by top indigenous scholars and researchers, trainees will be assigned a “sibling” graduate student mentor (Tuakana) in accordance with cultural customs of the Maori.

Mahina offers trainees funding for travel and housing costs and a stipend for living expenses.

Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

*   Self- identify as an American Indian, Alaska Native, First Nation, Inuit, Metis, Native Hawaiian, Maori, or Pacific Islander, or as an Indigenous person from the U.S. or U.S. territories or North America, including Canada or Mexico (e.g., Yaqui); OR self-identify as belonging to a socioeconomic or rural background or racial/ethnic group that is underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research AND is a member of an Indigenous household, family, or community;

*   Be an enrolled as a 3rd, 4th or 5th year undergraduate student or be a graduate student at the University of Washington [or university in the WWAMI region] or University of Hawai’i at Manoa in biomedical, behavioral, clinical or social sciences with a health focus and have at least at 3.0 GPA (UAA is in the WWAMI region);

*   Intend to develop a program of health research or a career in health research with Indigenous communities; and/or

*   Intend to develop and submit an application toward a health research degree.

Apply
Check out the Mahina Website http://mahina.iwri.org/

Please apply here http://mahina.iwri.org/apply/

Deadline to Apply is December 4, 2015.

Contact: Anjulie Ganti at anjulie@uw.edu or call 206-543-7662 with questions.

Mahina is administered by IWRI and supported by funding from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P60MD006909.

If you know of any student leaders that are graduating in a few weeks, chances are they have a few lingering career questions! Here is their opportunity to anonymously ask about the questions they have about what is next after their college experience. Also as student leaders on campus they gain valuable transferable skills that often place them as top candidates for the field of interest/study, this workshop will give valuable tips on how their student leadership experience at UAA can be transferred into the varied of fields. Please have any student leaders who are able to attend RSVP at this address: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=YZnST6YoXyZW0-t20iQVPg# Attached is also a poster with the workshop information. If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself or Courtney Petrosky (cdpetrosky@uaa.alaska.edu) with Career Services. UAA could not serve students at the level we do without our student leaders and they leave our doors with skills they can use to better their communities and workplaces, a major focus of this opportunity is to foster confidence in the skills they have acquired at UAA through their experiences as a leader and to gain knowledge of career resources they have as alumni of UAA. #UAAmazing! Have a wonderful day,

Sam Holtshouser
Commuter Student Services Coordinator
Student Union & Commuter Student Services
Office: (907) 786-1124
Email: Sam@uaa.alaska.edu

Doyon Foundation Students!

Have you or are you expecting to graduate in Academic Year 2014-2015? Congratulations!  Doyon Foundation wants to hear from you! Please complete the form here. Doyon Foundation will use the information students provide in a special graduate edition of the e-newsletter, which will be distributed in May 2015. (Please note that email addresses will not be published.)

The deadline to submit student information to Doyon Foundation is Monday, April 27, 2015.

The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values.

The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.

To get started on funding your exciting future, click on the following description that matches you to learn about scholarships that are available and how to apply:

Join us to celebrate the Doyon Foundation class of 2014! The Doyon Foundation 2014 Graduation Reception will be held this Friday, May 9 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Doyon Industrial Facility at 615 Bidwell Ave. in Fairbanks. Graduates, their family and friends, as well as Doyon Foundation supporters are encouraged to attend.

The reception will feature alumna speaker Laverne Demientieff, the clinical assistant professor in the Social Work Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), as well as graduate speaker Lessa Peter, who will be graduating from UAF this spring and currently works in the communications department at Doyon, Limited.

Graduates in attendance will have the opportunity to introduce themselves, and light refreshments will also be provided.

For more information, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com, or contact Sheila Vent at 907.459.2048 or vents@doyon.com.