Spring 2018 scholarship application deadline coming up November 15


Doyon Foundation will soon roll out a new streamlined, user-friendly online scholarship application process. Students will use the new application system starting with the spring 2018 application deadline; scholarship applications are due Wednesday, November 15 for basic scholarships for the spring 2018 semester.

Scholarship applications are not currently being accepted as the Foundation transitions from the previous system to the new one. The previous scholarship portal on the Foundation website is no longer accessible as the Foundation transfers scholarship data to the new system.

While the exact launch date is unknown, the new portal is expected to be available in the next few weeks. Students will be contacted directly with details on accessing and using the new system.

Applicants will find the new system to offer a more streamlined, user-friendly experience. For example, through the new system, students will receive automatic reminders of upcoming deadlines and items needed to complete their applications. Letters of recommendation can also be uploaded directly to the scholarship portal. The new system will also offer better scholarship reporting and management for Foundation staff.

“We chose this new system because it has a simple, intuitive design and is easy to understand and navigate,” said Doris Miller, the Foundation executive director. “Our hope is that it will make applying for scholarships even easier for our students.”

For more information, watch the Foundation website and Facebook page, or contact foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

Doyon Foundation Scholarship Applications Due Tuesday, November 15

Joe Bifelt and Jessica Black

Thinking about attending college or vocational school in spring 2017? Would you like some help paying for it? Then read on!

Doyon Foundation is offering basic scholarships ranging from $800 for part-time students to $1,200 for full-time students for the spring 2017 semester. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 15 at 5 p.m.

Basic scholarships are awarded to all eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to apply early!

To qualify for a Doyon Foundation scholarship, 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.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA (see the Foundation website for details).
  • Be enrolled in a minimum number of credits (see the Foundation website for details).

Foundation scholarship applications are only accepted online, and students must create an account in advance before applying. Detailed instructions are available on the Foundation website.

Applicants who need computer access are welcome to come to the Foundation office at the Doyon Industrial Facility, 615 Bidwell Ave., Suite 101 in Fairbanks. The Foundation office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

To learn more about Doyon Foundation scholarships, visit www.doyonfoundation.com. For more information or assistance applying, contact Maurine McGinty, scholarship program manager, at mcgintym@doyon.com or 907.459.2049.

Would you like an extra set of eyes on your competitive scholarship essay? If so, the Doyon Foundation Alumni Association members would be happy to help!

A group of alumni association members have offered to review Doyon Foundation students’ competitive scholarship essays before the May 15 deadline. The essay is an important part of your application, worth up to 40 possible points (out of a total of 120 possible points), so all applicants are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

If you would like to have your essay proofread, please contact Doris Miller at millerd@doyon.com. To allow adequate time for review, please send your essay no later than Monday, May 11 at 5 p.m.

For more information on the competitive scholarship application process, please visit our website.

Doyon Foundation announces the opening of the spring 2015 scholarship application period. Monday, November 17, 2014 is the deadline to submit applications online for basic scholarships and for the second portion of competitive awards for the spring 2015 semester. Please note that scholarship applications are only accepted online.

To apply for a spring 2015 basic scholarship, students must submit:

  • A completed online application form
  • Proof of academic enrollment (POE)
    • If a new student, POE should show school, degree program and field of study.  If returning student, submit upcoming class schedule.
  • Most recent official transcripts if this is your first application in academic year 2014-2015 OR unofficial transcripts if you previously submitted your official transcript for academic year 2014-2015.
    • NOTE: Returning students (students who received a fall 2014 scholarship) have until Friday, January 2, 2015 to submit their transcripts showing final fall grades.

Students should note the following:

  • Basic scholarships range from $400 for part-time students to $800 for full-time students. View the scholarship application guidelines on the Foundation website for definitions of part-time and full-time status.
  • Competitive recipients who have already received half of their award for fall 2014 are required to fill out an application for the spring 2015 semester in order to receive the second half of their award.

For more information, see Doyon Foundation’s scholarship application guidelines at www.doyonfoundation.com or contact foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.