Apply for a spring scholarship by November 15!

The application period for spring 2022 scholarships from Doyon Foundation is now open, and eligible students could receive up to $2,400 for school! Applications must be received by Monday, November 15, 2021, at 5 p.m. AKST.

Helpful tip: Our basic scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your application in early!

With our recently increased scholarship amounts, we’ll be awarding:

  • $2,400 basic scholarships for full-time students (undergraduates taking 12 or more credits, or 9 or more credits for graduate students)
  • $1,600 basic scholarships for part-time students (undergraduates taking 3 to 11 credits, or 2 to 8 credits for graduate students)

Helpful tip: Our basic scholarships are for vocational students, too!

To be eligible for a Doyon Foundation scholarship, you 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

If you’re in a vocational program longer than 120 hours or one year, you’re eligible to apply. (And if you’re in a shorter program, check out our short-term vocational scholarship.)

Helpful tip: Our scholarship resource handbook has everything you need to know about scholarship types, eligibility and the application process – check it out before you apply!

Ready to apply? Get started by visiting our online scholarship application portal. If you’re a first-time applicant, you will need to create a new account. Need help? See our step-by-step account creation instructions or view our detailed application instructions.

Once you are logged in, select “apply” and 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 scholarships@doyon.com to obtain one. 

Helpful tip: Foundation staff can help with your online scholarship application if you don’t have computer or internet access.

Remember, scholarship applications are accepted online only. However, we understand that some of our students may have difficulty with a reliable internet connection. If that is the case, please call us and we can assist you in completing your scholarship application by proxy.

Helpful tip: Official transcripts must be submitted once every academic year, which runs August through July.

In the application, you’ll see a requirement to submit transcripts. If you received a fall 2021 scholarship, you may submit unofficial transcripts. We know you won’t have transcripts for the fall semester by November 15, so the deadline for you to submit them is Monday, December 20 at 5 p.m. AKST.

If you did not receive a fall 2021 scholarship, you’ll need to submit official transcripts. These are due by the November 15 deadline. We know this can be confusing, so if you have any questions, just get in touch.

Helpful tip: Make sure that you log in to your student account before the scholarship application deadline to check that you have submitted all the required materials!

Remember – the deadline to apply for a spring 2022 basic scholarship is Monday, November 15, 2021! Questions? We’re here to help! Contact our scholarship program at scholarships@doyon.com or 907.459.2049.

Congratulations to the 291 students who are receiving a total of $706,000 in Doyon Foundation scholarships for the fall 2021 semester!

We are pleased to award 165 full-time basic scholarships, 72 part-time basic scholarships and 54 competitive scholarships.

Students, your scholarship is on its way! Log in to your student account if you have questions about your scholarship application status.

Also, mark your calendar for our next scholarship application deadline: Monday, November 15 at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline to apply for scholarships for the spring 2022 semester.

Learn more about our scholarships in our scholarship brochure, vocational scholarship brochure and scholarship resource handbook, or read about some of our past and current recipients on our blog!

A special thank you to our generous donors who continue to support the scholarship and language revitalization programs at Doyon Foundation. If you would like to join our family of donors, please consider making a gift on our website.

For more information or assistance, contact our scholarship program manager at 907.459.2048 or scholarships@doyon.com.

2021 Scholarship Award Recognition Video Premiere September 10

Join Doyon Foundation to celebrate the start of a new school year and recognize our fall 2021 scholarship recipients! Mark your calendar and plan to tune in for the virtual premiere of our 2021 scholarship award recognition video on Friday, September 10 at 1 p.m. AKDT. The video will premiere on our Facebook page, and also be posted to our YouTube channel for viewing later. RSVP to our Facebook event or add the event to your calendar!

We’ll have welcomes from Doyon, Limited and Doyon Foundation leaders, a special prayer for students, words of inspiration and encouragement from a student speaker, announcement of all our fall 2021 basic and competitive recipients, and recognition of our donors, who make our scholarships possible.

Be sure to watch until the very end, when we draw the names of the 20 students selected to receive Lenovo ThinkPads, generously donated by designDATA and the Google American Indian Network. If you are a Doyon Foundation student who needs a computer for school, be sure to complete our need survey by Friday, August 27, at 5 p.m. We will then review the submissions and eligible students will be entered into a random drawing, with the winners announced at the end of our scholarship award recognition video on September 10.

We hope to see you at the premiere on September 10 to celebrate the start of the school year and our 2021 – 2022 our scholarship recipients. Remember to RSVP to our Facebook event or add the event to your calendar!

This year, Doyon Foundation is partnering with the Great Alaska Duck Race, which takes place in Anchorage on September 11. (Please note this duck race is separate from the Rubber Duckie Race in Fairbanks!)

The event is organized by Alaska EXCEL, a nonprofit providing educational opportunities to rural Alaska youth. For every duck we sell, Doyon Foundation will receive half of the proceeds, which will go to support our scholarship program. Visit our fundraising page to buy a duck and help us earn some bucks!

Duck race tickets range from $10 to $20, and the grand prize is $10,000! Last year, there were winners from all over the state. In fact, the $10,000 grand prize was won by a woman in Fairbanks! Only 12,000 tickets will be sold, so don’t wait – get your tickets today on our fundraising page, https://bit.ly/DoyonFoundationDuckRace.

$10 ticket prizes:

  • 1st place duck wins $5,000
  • 2nd place duck wins $500
  • 3rd place duck wins $250 

$20 ticket prizes:

  • GRAND PRIZE duck wins $10,000 
  • 2nd place duck wins $1,000
  • 3rd place duck wins $500

Winners don’t need to be present to win, but if you want to join in the fun, be at Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage on Saturday, September 11 at 11 a.m. If you can’t attend in person, you can watch the livestream on the race website!

We’re also looking for volunteers to help us meet our volunteer commitment as an event partner. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Selling duck race tickets at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, three-hour shift on a day of your choosing from August 20 to September 6, two volunteers needed
  • Tagging ducks at a TBA location in Anchorage, September 9, 3 – 7 p.m., at least one volunteer needed
  • Race set up or clean up, Ship Creek in Anchorage, September 11, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at least one volunteer needed

If you are interested in volunteering, please call 907.459.2048 or email foundation@doyon.com with your preferred date, time and any questions.

Thank you for your support. Go buy a duck – and good luck!

“Goals influence all of your decisions”

In honor of our 2021 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic, we’d like to introduce you to another one of our amazing Morris Thompson competitive scholarship recipients: Shane Derendoff. This is the last in our series of student profiles highlighting our 2020 – 2021 Morris Thompson students and honoring their hard work and achievements, leading up to the event on June 17. For 20 years, the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic has raised money for student scholarships while honoring the memory of inspirational Native leader, the late Morris Thompson.

A software developer based in North Pole, Shane Derendoff is the son of Cece Derendoff-Nollner and Francis Nollner, both of Huslia. His maternal grandparents are Angeline Happy and Richard Derendoff, both of Cutoff-Huslia. Cutoff, a flood-prone site, was established in the 1920s and eventually relocated to the area known today as Huslia.

Shane has served as president of the Doyon Foundation board and is a past director of the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center in Fairbanks. His hometown is the Koyukon Athabascan community of Huslia.

Shane Derendoff believes that setting goals for yourself — including goals that others may consider far-fetched — are a key to steady success.

“It never hurts to ask,” he said. “These goals influence all of your decisions from that point forward, most times subconsciously.” Pursuing higher education is among self-assigned goals he values, but he’s realistic about obstacles.

“My challenge has been to keep motivated, to keep pushing to completion,” he said. “Often it’s easier to just get a job and make a wage. But sticking to your educational goals will pay long-term dividends and raise your potential career ceiling.”

Shane earned a bachelor of science degree in 1998 from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he was a recipient of Doyon Foundation scholarships. Before enrolling in the master’s of business administration (MBA) program at Alaska Pacific University (APU), where his emphasis is information technology, he served as technical service manager at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and owned Koyukon Consulting. He anticipates graduating from APU in 2022.

After completing his undergraduate degree, Shane went on to volunteer for several years on the Doyon Foundation board. “I gained key nonprofit experience,” he said. “Once I started my MBA, Doyon Foundation has funded me each step of the way.”

Shane plans to continue working as a software developer while attending APU and then start a consulting practice after graduation. His interests are management and nonprofit and leadership training. He enjoys seeking out other professionals whose early-career experiences mesh with his own. And he makes time for traditional activities such as hunting, wood-cutting and helping Elders.

“Doyon Foundation has been a key part of my educational and professional background,” he said.

Named in honor of the late Morris Thompson, former president and CEO of Doyon, Limited, the Morris Thompson scholarship, awarded by Doyon Foundation, has helped more than 200 students forward their education. The annual Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic raises money for this competitive scholarship fund. The 20th annual golf classic will take place Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Fairbanks. To learn more, visit the Foundation website or contact golf@doyon.com.  

Congratulations to the 130 students who are receiving a total of $247,200 in scholarships for the summer 2021 semester! We are pleased to award 56 full-time basic scholarships and 74 part-time basic scholarships to students in a wide variety of programs, including certificate, associate, bachelor’s, graduate and vocational.

Students, your scholarship is on its way! Log in to your student account if you have questions about your scholarship status.

We’re busy processing our fall scholarship applications, so keep an eye out for an announcement of those awards this summer. Also, mark your calendar now for our next scholarship application deadline: November 15 is the deadline to apply for scholarships for the spring 2022 semester, and the online application will be available on our website starting in early August.

Learn more about our scholarships in our scholarship brochure, our vocational scholarship brochure and scholarship resource handbook. You can also read about some of our past and current recipients on our blog!

These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of our donors. See a list of last fiscal year’s donors on our website. If you’d like to get involved, we invite you to visit our website to learn about the different ways you can support the Foundation and our students. 

For more information or assistance, contact our scholarship program manager at 907.459.2048 or scholarships@doyon.com.

James and his daughter, Jamie, enjoy being out on the water together.

James Quinto is the son of Marcelo and Nancy Quinto of Juneau, and is the biological son of Delma James of Fort Yukon. James is a police officer who lives in Juneau.

James Quinto has a three-part strategy for success.

“Always have goals,” he said, “and pursue those goals and don’t stop until you complete them.”

It’s a life lesson that helped him earn a criminal justice degree with help from a Doyon Foundation scholarship. James graduated from Portland State University in 1997 and joined the Juneau Police Department, where he’s employed today.

“Doyon Foundation scholarships made things a lot easier, knowing I didn’t have to worry about loans when I was done with college,” he said. Retaining the scholarships also helped motivate him to continue earning good grades.

Now with retirement from the police department just a couple of years away, James is achieving a new goal, with help once again from a Doyon Foundation scholarship: He was scheduled to complete training in December 2020 to earn a 100 Ton Marine Captain License through the Marine Transportation Program at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Licensure qualifies him to captain a tour boat offering whale watching and sightseeing. It’s a plan that recalls James’ growing-up years on the waters around Juneau, fishing with his father and appreciating the natural world.

“After 25 years of police service, I would like to captain a charter boat in Southeast Alaska with my daughter, Jamie,” James said. “It’s fun to see the excitement in the eyes of people who’ve never been on the water or seen the wildlife that I’ve grown up around.”

The prospect of working alongside his daughter is a bonus. “She’s always enjoyed being on the water with me and doing a lot of the same things,” he said.

The 100 Ton Marine Captain License is a U.S. Coast Guard license to captain a commercial boat carrying more than six passengers. The license is issued for operation of inspected vessels on most U.S. waterways.

The amount of sea service and the size of vessels an applicant has experience on are among factors in obtaining the credential. Police work, with its emphasis on safety and adhering to policy, has been a valuable foundation for his new line of work, James said: “I’ve definitely learned to do things on time and to follow through.”

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The Doyon Foundation summer 2021 scholarship application is now open and the deadline to apply is Monday, March 15, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. AKDT. Please note that it is the students’ responsibility to know and understand the Doyon Foundation scholarship policies; everything you need to know is included in our scholarship resource handbook.

We always get some questions about what is required from returning students vs. new students. The first thing to understand is the definition of “returning” and “new” student: 

  • Returning students are students who received a Doyon Foundation scholarship the prior scholarship period (in this case, spring 2021) and already submitted official transcripts for the current academic year. (Hint: Our current academic year began in August 2020 and ends in July 2021).
  • New students are students who were not awarded a Doyon Foundation scholarship the prior period (spring 2021) and this is the first time they are applying in the current academic year (which began August 2020 and ends July 2021).

Are you a new student? If so, here is a list of items you will need to submit by the deadline of Monday, March 15, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. AKDT:

  • ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: Students must submit an application for each semester they wish to receive funding. Due March 15.
  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT: A transcript is a comprehensive record of a student’s academic progress, including transfer courses, credit earned by exam, and earned degrees. The student’s name appears on his/her transcript as it appears on his/her university record. An official transcript is received directly from the issuing institution. It can be a hard-copy paper document that is still in the official envelope, or it can be a certified electronic transcript sent directly to scholarships@doyon.com. It must be properly signed/authenticated: Official transcripts include the university seal and the signature of the registrar. When an official transcript is required, copies are not accepted. Due March 15.
  • PROOF OF ACADEMIC ENROLLMENT: Proof may include a copy of letter of acceptance, enrollment verification letter, or National Student Clearinghouse enrollment verification. Due March 15.
  • CLASS SCHEDULE: In addition to the proof of academic enrollment, students must submit a class schedule for the semester he/she is applying for. Due March 15.

If the above documents are not submitted by March 15, the student will be ineligible for summer funding.

Are you a returning student? The documents and deadlines are a little different for you, so please read the below list of application requirements closely:

  • ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: Students must submit an application for each semester they wish to receive funding. DUE BY THE MARCH 15 DEADLINE. There will be no late exceptions. 
  • UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: An unofficial transcript is the student’s academic record without signature, seal, date or sealed envelope. There is usually no fee. Due Monday, May 10, 2021, by 5 p.m. AKDT.
  • CLASS SCHEDULE: For semester applying for. Due Monday, May 10, 2021, by 5 p.m. AKDT.

Why do returning students have more time to submit supporting materials? We understand that oftentimes grades/transcripts are not available until after the scholarship application deadline. In this case, returning students should submit their supporting application materials immediately after grades have been finalized for the spring semester. 

Need help completing your online application? View our step-by-step application instructions on our website.

We have created our scholarship resource handbook as a comprehensive document detailing all of our scholarship policies, requirements and processes. Please review it closely – and of course, let us know if you have any questions or need assistance! Contact us at scholarships@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

Congratulations to the 320 students who are receiving a total of $752,400 in scholarships for the spring 2021 semester!

We are pleased to award 176 full-time basic scholarships, 100 part-time basic scholarships and 44 competitive scholarships.

Students, your scholarship is on its way! Log in to your student account if you have questions about your scholarship application status.

Also, mark your calendar for our next scholarship application deadline: Monday, March 15 at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline to apply for scholarships for the summer 2021 semester.

Learn more about our scholarships in our scholarship brochure, vocational scholarship brochure and scholarship resource handbook, or read about some of our past and current recipients on our blog!

The total amount awarded is significantly higher than last spring, as Doyon Foundation recently increased our scholarship amounts. The increase allows us to better serve our students as they pursue their educational goals in the face of continually rising costs of higher education.

A special thank you to our generous donors who continue to support the scholarship and language revitalization programs at Doyon Foundation. View a list of our donors or make a gift on our website.

For more information or assistance, contact our scholarship program manager at 907.459.2048 or scholarships@doyon.com.

First come, first served – apply by March 15

The application period for our summer 2021 basic scholarships is now open! Applications must be received by Monday, March 15 at 11:59 p.m. Students planning to attend classes this summer are encouraged to apply early as our basic scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarship applications must be completed online at www.doyonfoundation.com.

The Doyon Foundation board of directors recently voted to increase scholarship award amounts. Part-time students are now eligible to receive a $1,600 basic scholarship and full-time students can receive a $2,400 basic scholarship. Students can be studying a wide range of fields, including vocational areas of study.

To be eligible for a Doyon Foundation scholarship, you 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

View our scholarship resource handbook for full eligibility details.

To apply for a summer basic scholarship, you will need to submit:

Remember, official transcripts only need to be submitted once per academic year (which runs August through July). That means:

  • If you didn’t receive a spring 2021 scholarship, then you need to submit official transcripts by the March 15 deadline.
  • If you’re a “returning” student (meaning you received a fall 2020 and spring 2021 scholarship), you can submit unofficial transcripts. We know you won’t have transcripts for the spring semester by March 15, so the deadline for you to submit them is Monday, May 10, 2021.

Be sure to log in to your student account before the scholarship application deadline to check that you have submitted all the required materials.

Check out our scholarship resource handbook for all the details on transcripts, eligibility and application requirements. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact us at scholarships@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

Watch our 2020 Fall Scholarship Award Recognition video!

At Doyon Foundation, we look forward to our scholarship award ceremony every year, but this year we had to do things a little differently to keep everyone safe. However, we still believe it is important to celebrate our hard-working scholarship recipients and celebrate our generous donors.

We invite you to take a few minutes to watch our fall 2020 scholarship award recognition video, featuring welcomes from Doyon, Limited President and CEO Aaron Schutt and our Board President Jennifer Fate, photos and quotes from our students, a listing of our amazing donors, and a heartfelt prayer for our students going forward in pursuit of their dreams.

Then, help us spread the word by liking, sharing and tagging students you know. Congratulations to all of our students, and thank you to all of our supporters!

Watch our video

“Doyon Foundation helped me have a more secure future”

Kiana Vondra is the daughter of Vanessa Vondra of Two Rivers and Jason Vondra of North Pole. Kiana is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where shes a member of the Class of 2023. Her hometown is North Pole. 

When Kiana Vondra envisions the future, she thinks about straight teeth — her goals include becoming an orthodontist — working hard in school, and reminding other young people to live in the present. 

“It sounds super-cliche, but even if you have a heavy workload, I still recommend going to school events,” she says. She believes that maintaining a satisfying life beyond schoolwork can help keep the two in balance. She also turns to YouTube for expert advice on using study time efficiently. 

Scholarships provided by Doyon Foundation are helping relieve pressures of completing her bachelor’s degree in chemistry while also looking ahead to applying to dental school. “The application process is very involved,” she says. “Doyon Foundation helped me have a more secure future financially by helping pay for my undergraduate degree.”

When she’s not attending to schoolwork, Kiana enjoys time with family and friends — “by far my favorite activity,” she says. “As long as I’m with them, it doesn’t matter what we’re doing. I know it’ll be fun.” She looks forward to fishing in Valdez and camping along the Chena or Tanana Rivers each summer, and staying indoors in winter to binge-watch favorite TV shows or play video games or board games with family. 

“Especially when you’re in school, it’s critical that you look after your mental health,” she says.  And while she advises letting instructors know first, it can be valuable to take a day off from class every once in a while if stress feels overwhelming. “It’s imperative that you look out for yourself,” she says. 

Her plans include eventually opening a private practice after dental school in the Pacific Northwest. And she hopes to move back to Alaska: “I consider it my home.”

Each month, Doyon Foundation profiles a different student or alumni. If you are interested in being highlighted in a student profile, please click here to complete a short questionnaire. To complete the alumnus profile questionnaire, please click here.

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The deadline to apply for basic and competitive scholarships for the fall 2020 semester is coming up on Friday, May 15 and we want to be sure students have all the information they need to successfully apply. If you have any questions about our scholarships, eligibility, transcripts or the application process, please join us for one of these upcoming scholarship sessions:

Tuesday, April 28, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join us by video: https://doyonmeeting.webex.com/doyonmeeting/j.php?MTID=macfb7d36f04f1f072eb7e3b9755cbc0d

Join us by phone: 1-844-740-1264 (USA toll-free) or +1-415-655-0003 (US toll)

Access code: 287 590 433

Tuesday, May 5, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join us by video: https://doyonmeeting.webex.com/doyonmeeting/j.php?MTID=mc239fcc0d6d3766379e1a104bf7396c8

Join us by phone: 1-844-740-1264 (USA toll-free) or +1-415-655-0003 (US toll)

Access code: 287 274 277

Tuesday, May 12, 12 – 1 p.m.

Join us by video: https://doyonmeeting.webex.com/doyonmeeting/j.php?MTID=mcc801d74ff8dae8f610f9e378a5253f9

Join us by phone: 1-844-740-1264 (USA toll-free) or +1-415-655-0003 (US toll)

Access code: 288 317 095 

In the meantime, learn more about the upcoming scholarship deadline on our blog, or contact us at foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

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Apply by May 15 for competitive and basic scholarships for fall 2020

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, but one thing is certain: We will get through this together and we will come out stronger on the other side. In the meantime, many of us are hunkered down at home, weathering the storm. The silver lining is this period of isolation gives us some additional time to think and plan and dream about what we want our lives to look like. If your dream involves education – getting a degree, going back to school, obtaining a higher degree, starting a new career or just learning something new – then we encourage you to apply for a Doyon Foundation scholarship for the fall 2020 semester. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 15 at 11:59 p.m.

May 15 is the application deadline for our fall basic and competitive scholarships, which include:

  • Competitive scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $9,000
  • $1,200 basic scholarships for full-time students (undergraduates taking 12 or more credits, or 9 or more credits for graduate students)
  • $800 basic scholarships for part-time students (undergraduates taking 3 to 11 credits, or 2 to 8 credits for graduate students)

Wondering about 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!) Note that you don’t have to fill out separate applications for competitive and basic awards.

Before you apply, make sure you meet the eligibility guidelines. 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

Get all the details on scholarship eligibility and application requirements by reviewing our scholarship resource handbook.

Ready to apply? Get started at our online scholarship application portal. If you are a first-time applicant, you will need to create a new account. Need help? See our step-by-step account creation instructions or view our detailed application instructions.

Once you are logged in, select “apply” and the system will ask for an access code. If you do not already have an access code, please call 907.459.2048 or email us at foundation@doyon.com to obtain one.

We always get a lot of questions about transcripts: Do I need to submit them? Do they need to be official or unofficial? What is the deadline? Here’s what you need to know:

  • If you DID NOT receive a summer 2020 scholarship, you are requiredto submit your official transcript on or before the deadline of May 15, 202
  • If you DIDreceive a summer 2020 scholarship, your official transcript is due on or before August 28, 2020. This can be uploaded into your student account or emailed to foundation@doyon.com.

It is very important to log in to your student account before the scholarship application deadline to check that you have submitted all the required materials. (Put a reminder on your calendar now!)

Questions? We’re working remotely but still here to help! Contact our scholarship program at foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

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Apply for a summer basic scholarship by March 16

Even though it’s still dark and cold, we have summer on our minds here at Doyon Foundation – summer scholarships, that is!

Our summer basic scholarship application period is now open, and students planning to attend classes this summer are encouraged to apply online. Applications must be received by Monday, March 16 at 11:59 p.m. Remember that our basic scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your application in early!

Part-time students are eligible to receive an $800 basic scholarship and full-time students can receive a $1,200 basic scholarship. Students can be studying a wide range of fields, including vocational areas of study.

To be eligible for a Doyon Foundation scholarship, you 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

To apply for a summer basic scholarship, you will need to submit:

Remember, official transcripts only need to be submitted once per academic year (which runs August through July). That means:

  • If you didn’t receive a spring 2020 scholarship, then you need to submit official transcripts by the March 16
  • If you’re a “returning” student (meaning you received a fall 2019 and spring 2020 scholarship), you can submit unofficial transcripts. We know you won’t have transcripts for the spring semester by March 16, so the deadline for you to submit them is May 13, 2020.

Be sure to log in to your student account before the scholarship application deadline to check that you have submitted all the required materials.

Check out our scholarship resource handbook for all the details on transcripts, eligibility and application requirements. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact us at foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.