Please note: If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will
automatically be adjusted to the next business day. For example, the November 2014
deadline will be Monday, November 17, as November 15 is a Saturday.
The 2016 Doyon Foundation Graduate Yearbook is now available! Read all about our amazing class of 2016 in this year's edition, featuring photos and bios on our 2016 high school, associate, bachelor's, master's and doctorate graduates.
More than 50 family, friends and other supporters gathered to celebrate the class of 2016 at the Doyon Foundation Graduate Reception, held May 6 in Fairbanks. The event recognized the 80 Doyon Foundation students who graduated from high school or college this spring.
Please join us in acknowledging our 2016 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic sponsors! The 2016 event, which raises money for our Morris Thompson competitive scholarship fund, takes place June 16 and 17 in Fairbanks.
For many students, writing an essay is the hardest part of applying for a scholarship. However, it’s also one of the most important. To help you tackle the challenge, we asked some of our top-scoring scholarship recipients to share their secrets to writing a successful essay.
Would you like a fresh set of eyes on your competitive scholarship essay? A group of Foundation alumni have volunteered to review Doyon Foundation students’ competitive scholarship essays! If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, email your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, May 9 at 5 p.m.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent language revitalization interest survey – and congratulations to the survey respondents who each won an Amazon gift card!
Doyon Foundation is currently accepting applications for scholarships for the fall 2016 semester!
If you are planning to attend college or vocational school this fall, be sure to submit your application by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 16.
Did you graduate this year? Or are you expecting to graduate in academic year 2015-2016?
We want to hear from you! Please complete our short graduate questionnaire by Monday,
April 25, 2016. We'll use the information you provide in a special graduate edition
of our e-newsletter, which will be distributed in May 2016. Fill out the graduate
questionnaire here, or check out the 2015 graduate yearbook!
The Doyon Foundation board of directors held officer elections at their recent meeting
in Fairbanks. Re-elected were Lanien Livingston as president and Julie Anderson
as secretary/treasurer. Board member Paul Mountain was elected as vice president.
Other Foundation board members include Wally Carlo, Helena Jacobs, Joshua Peter
and Sonta Roach.
Learn more about the Foundation board members here.
The 2016 Alaska Language Summit organized by the office of Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins,
D-Sitka, and hosted by the Sealaska Heritage Institute, took place February 22-23
in Juneau. The event brought together leaders in Alaska Native language revitalization
together with representatives from Hawaiian, Mohawk, and Maori languages.
Allan Hayton, Doyon Foundation’s language revitalization program director, spoke
recently at the invitation-only TEDxFairbanks 2016. The event, which was the first
TEDx event to be held in Fairbanks, took place February 21 at the Morris Thompson
Cultural and Visitors Center Theater, and was also web-streamed live around the
world. Read more
Evan Gardner and Susannah Ciotti returned to Fairbanks for a month-long series of
Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) workshops, hosted by Doyon Foundation in January. The
WAYK system is a comprehensive method for revitalizing endangered languages and
skills. Read more
At our 2015 annual membership meeting, Helena Jacobs was elected to the Doyon Foundation
board of directors for a three-year term. The Foundation supported Jacobs in obtaining
her bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and Spanish from Willamette University, and
her master’s in public policy from University of California Berkeley. “I benefitted
greatly from the programs the Foundation runs, and I feel called to give back,”
Jacobs said. Read more
Allan Hayton, Doyon Foundation’s language revitalization program director, has been
selected to speak at TEDxFairbanks 2016, which is the first Tedx event to be held
in Fairbanks. The event will take place on Sunday, February 21.
Read highlights from Doyon Foundation’s 2015-2016 year!
Today, tragically, all nine of the Athabascan languages of the Doyon region are
considered severely to critically endangered. In recent years, Alaska Native leaders
have increasingly begun rallying around the issue of language loss. The establishment
of the Doyon Foundation language revitalization program is just one example. Our
board and staff are committed to ensuring that current and future generations have
the opportunity to hear, to learn, and to speak the language of our ancestors. The
Doyon Foundation language revitalization strategic plan 2015-2017 is our roadmap
toward that vision. Click here
to view the strategic plan.
Students who applied for a Doyon Foundation scholarship are in for a pleasant surprise
when fall 2015 awards are distributed – increased scholarship amounts to help pay
for tuition, books and other academic expenses! The Foundation board of directors
approved a significant increase of scholarship amounts at its May 2015 meeting.
The increased amounts will be awarded to students starting with the fall 2015 semester.
Congratulations to the class of 2015! Meet this year's graduates in the 2015 edition
of the Doyon Foundation graduate yearbook,
now available here. Have additions or corrections? Send updates to
email@example.com or call 907.459.2048.
Student calls are very important to Doyon Foundation staff, and we make every attempt
to answer all calls when they come in. Foundation staff members are 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.
Vincent “Troy” Williams was just 24 years old when he died in a work-related accident
on the North Slope in 1987. His family is now creating a Doyon Foundation memorial
scholarship to try to "turn the negative energy of pain into something positive.”
Read more about the memorial scholarship and how you can help on the
Beginning with the April 15, 2014 application deadline for fall 2014 competitive
and basic scholarships, Doyon Foundation will only accept applications online. Paper
applications will no longer be accepted.
Did you know you can help Doyon Foundation earn donations just by shopping with
your Fred Meyer rewards card? Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to nonprofits
in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them
to give. You can support the Foundation while you shop with just a few simple steps.
Congratulations to Doyon Foundation student Neal Charlie, of Minto, who graduated
from the Law Enforcement Academy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks this spring.
Charlie gave the student remarks at the graduation ceremony held May 14 in Fairbanks.
Doyon Foundation is recruiting Alaska Native high school graduates or GED recipients to apply for a scholarship to attend the 13-week intensive Law Enforcement Academy training program, to be held August 15 – November 11 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College. Completed applications must be received by Thursday, August 4.
Download the application packet here.