JennaWe are excited to introduce you to our new scholarship program manager, Jenna Sommer! Jenna started her new position in spring 2019, and you will be seeing her name in your inbox, hearing her voice on the phone, and seeing her friendly face at upcoming events.

While the scholarship program manager position is new for Jenna, she is not new to Doyon Foundation. In fact, Jenna has been our data entry technician since 2015, so she is already very familiar with the Foundation staff, students and processes.

“I enjoy working with students and helping them achieve their educational goals,” she said. “I want to help our students succeed!”

Jenna was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is the daughter of Diane Evans-Sommer of Galena, Alaska, and Fred Sommer of Nulato, Alaska. She is the granddaughter of Dorothy Sommer and the late Fred Sommer, Sr., both from Nulato, Alaska, and Lilly and Alfred Evans from Galena, Alaska. Jenna has one daughter, age 12.

Jenna holds an associate of applied science degree in medical assisting, a healthcare reimbursement certificate, and a medical/dental reception certificate from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She looks forward to starting classes toward her bachelor’s degree this fall.

Jenna is a Doyon, Limited shareholder and a past Doyon Foundation scholarship recipient. Prior to Doyon Foundation, she worked for Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center as a care coordinator for nearly six years.

Outside of work, Jenna enjoys organizing, traveling with family, reading mysteries and horror, activities with her daughter, and walking.

If you have any questions or need assistance with Foundation scholarships, please contact Jenna at 907.459.2049 or

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Doyon Foundation continues to seek applicants for our scholarship program manager position. If you have strong organizational skills, love working with people, and want to play a hands-on role in helping students achieve their dreams, this could be the perfect fit for you. View the job description for details, and share with anyone you know who may be qualified and interested!

This very important position is responsible for the development and management of our scholarship programs and other selected projects. The scholarship program manager also assists with outreach and Alaska Native education issues supported by the Foundation’s mission.

This full-time position is based in Fairbanks at the Foundation office.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in education, business, organizational or nonprofit management or other appropriate area of study, or four years of work-related experience.

Please view the job description for more information on essential functions, requirements, qualifications, working environment, physical demands, and preference statement.

Interested applicants should create a Talent Bank profile and complete the online job application on the Doyon, Limited website.

UAF Students,

Maurine Isaacson, Doyon Foundation’s scholarship program manager, will be at UAF’s Rural Student Services April 2-3, 2013 (tomorrow and Wednesday) from 9am-4pm daily. If you’d like to make an appointment, call RSS at 474-7871. We hope to see you there.

We are pleased to welcome a new member of the Doyon Foundation staff! Maurine Isaacson started work as our new scholarship program manager in March 2012.

Maurine is the daughter of Maurice and Josephine McGinty, and the granddaughter of Patricia Ekada and the late Leo and Anita Demoski.

Originally from Nulato, Alaska, Maurine graduated from Andrew K. Demoski High School. She will graduate from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a bachelor’s degree in business management in May 2012.

Prior to joining Doyon Foundation in March 2012, Maurine worked at Fairbanks Native Association for six years.

“I am definitely looking forward to assisting students with such a fundamental part of their education. Working with students in general is what I love to do,” said Maurine, who is a past and current Doyon Foundation scholarship recipient.

In her spare time, Maurine volunteers as a math tutor and volunteer at Fairbanks Montessori School. Maurine and her husband, Don, have two children, Cole and Cruz.