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Did you graduate this year? Or are you expecting to graduate in academic year 2017 – 18? Doyon Foundation wants to hear from you!

We are asking all Doyon Foundation students who are graduating during the 2017 – 18 school year to complete a short graduate information request form by Wednesday, April 25.

We’ll feature the information you share in our popular annual graduate yearbook! Check out the 2017 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.

Not graduating but know someone who is? Be sure to pass along this info to them! Thank you!

Mark your calendar for Doyon Foundation’s 2015 Scholarship Award Ceremony on Friday, September 11! The event to celebrate our fall 2015 scholarship recipients will take place at 2 p.m. at the Doyon Industrial Facility cafeteria, in the Alyeska Building, at 615 Bidwell Ave. in Fairbanks, Alaska. DF Scholarship Award Ceremony

Scholarship recipients along with their family, friends and teachers, as well as all Foundation supporters are welcome to attend. Come show your support of our students and wish them luck as they begin the new semester!

For more information, watch our website and Facebook page. We hope to see you at our Scholarship Award Ceremony on September 11!

This year, 81 donors pledged a total of $5,625 to support Doyon Foundation scholarships through the Pick. Click. Give. program! From all of us here at the Foundation, thank you for your generosity. View our Pick. Click. Give. photo gallery!

Pick. Click. Give. donor and Doyon Foundation Board President Lanien Livingston

Pick. Click. Give. donor and Doyon Foundation Board President Lanien Livingston

Doyon Foundation student and Miss WEIO Chanda Simon

Doyon Foundation student and Miss WEIO Chanda Simon

Overall, $3.3 million was raised for Alaska nonprofits through Pick. Click. Give. this year – a new record for the seven-year program. Donations to the Foundation were up as well, from $5,475 in 2014 to $5,625 in 2015.

Although the 2015 PFD application period has closed, it’s not too late to make a Pick. Click. Give. contribution. Simply visit the PFD webpage and click the “add or change your Pick. Click. Give. donation” button on the right-hand side of the page.

When you Pick. Click. Give. to Doyon Foundation, you are supporting the future – the future of current students like our 295 spring scholarship recipients, the future of our children like Caleb Xavier Abraham Smoke, and the future of our communities, state, nation and world!

Caleb is an excellent example of the importance of supporting our future. When his mom asked what he wants to be when he grows up, Caleb said, “A police officer to protect and keep us safe.” Perhaps one day Caleb will be the recipient of a Law Enforcement Academy scholarship!

Donations received through Pick. Click. Give. go to the Foundation’s general scholarship fund, which awards basic scholarships to part-time and full-time students. During the 2013 – 2014 academic year, we awarded 523 scholarships totaling more than $408,000.

For more information on Doyon Foundation and opportunities to support students, please contact us at 459-2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

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Future Doyon Foundation Scholarship Recipient Caleb Xavier Abraham Smoke

The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend application period is now open, giving Alaskans the opportunity to support their favorite causes by donating a portion of their PFD to participating nonprofits.

When you Pick. Click. Give. to Doyon Foundation, you are supporting the future – the future of current students like our 295 spring scholarship recipients, the future of our children like Caleb Xavier Abraham Smoke, and the future of our communities, state, nation and world!

Donations received through Pick. Click. Give. go to the Foundation’s general scholarship fund, which awards basic scholarships to part-time and full-time students.

Last year, a total of 86 Alaskans contributed $5,475 to Doyon Foundation through Pick. Click. Give. A list of 2014 donors is posted on our website.

For more information on Doyon Foundation and opportunities to support students, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact the Foundation at 459-2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

Student calls are very important to Doyon Foundation staff, and we make every attempt to answer all calls when they come in. Foundation staff is in the office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 5 p.m., but may be on another line or have stepped away from their desk. If you call during this time and do not get an answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you quickly. We are here to help you, but if you don’t leave a message, we can’t assist. Please help us help you by leaving a message when you call.

You are also welcome to contact us via email. The general Foundation email address is foundation@doyon.com. You can find other staff email addresses on our website.

Doyon Foundation continues to seek candidates for three open seats on our board of directors. The open positions are for three-year terms expiring in 2017. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 20 by 5 p.m. A PDF of the application is available on our website, or candidates may apply online here.

If you love to build relationships, share your enthusiasm for a cause, and impact the resources available to a nonprofit, this board seat may be right for you! To be eligible, candidates must be:

  • A Doyon shareholder.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Knowledgeable about private foundation management and higher education.
  • Familiar with the Foundation’s strategic plan, long-term vision and goals, and mission and purpose.
  • Committed to spending up to 200 volunteer hours a year carrying out the duties of a board member.

We are specifically interested in candidates experienced in nonprofit boards, fundraising, financial management, endowment fund investing, culture and language revitalization, and Alaska Native education.

More details on candidate qualifications and board member responsibilities are available on our website. Candidates are encouraged to complete the application online, here. You can also download, complete and return the application, available on our website. A reminder that the application deadline is Monday, October 20 at 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation executive director, at 907.459.2048 or millerd@doyon.com.

Planning to apply for a Doyon Foundation scholarship for the fall 2014 semester? Be sure to get started on the application process – there are just six days left to apply for a basic or competitive scholarship for the fall 2014 semester! The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15.

Students are also reminded that beginning with the April 15, 2014 application deadline for fall 2014 competitive and basic scholarships, applications will only be accepted online. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.

To apply for a scholarship online:

  • 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.
  • Once you’re logged in, 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 online application process.

For more information, contact Maurine Isaacson, scholarship program manager, at isaacsonm@doyon.com or 907.459.2049.