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What is Doyon Foundation?

The Doyon Foundation was established as a separate nonprofit charitable organization in 1989 by Doyon, Limited. Doyon Foundation’s mission is to provide educational, career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identity and quality of life for Doyon shareholders. Doyon Foundation carries out its mission by providing basic and competitive scholarships, works with organizations to place interns, and advances traditional Native knowledge by partnering with various organizations.

Who can apply for Doyon Foundation scholarships?

To be eligible for a Doyon Foundation scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled to Doyon, Limited or be the child of an original enrollee. If applicant is not an original enrollee, but is the child of an original enrollee, please submit an original birth certificate, which will be copied and returned. Gifted or inherited shares do not qualify.
  • Be accepted to an accredited college, university, technical or vocational school.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 for undergraduates, 3.0 for graduates or masters, and 3.25 for specialists or doctorates.
  • Be enrolled in 12 or more credits (undergraduates), or 9 or more credits (graduates) to be considered full-time students.
  • Be enrolled in 3 to 11 credits (undergraduates), or 2 to 8 credits (graduates) to be considered part-time students.

For more information, view our student scholarship brochure.

What are the deadlines to apply for scholarships?

All scholarship application materials must be submitted online by 5 p.m. on:

  • March 15 – Basic scholarships for summer semester
  • May 15 – Basic and competitive scholarships for fall semester
  • November 15 – Basic scholarships for spring semester

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 2015 deadline will be Monday, November 16, as November 15 is a Sunday.

For more information, view our student scholarship brochure.

What kind of scholarships does Doyon Foundation offer?

Doyon Foundation offers four types of scholarships, including:

Competitive
  • Range from $5,000 to $9,000. (Please note that amounts vary for special competitive scholarships, including corporate-funded, field-specific and memorial scholarships.)
  • Awarded once per year.

See the competitive scholarship booklet for more information on this application process.

Basic
  • Range from $800 for part-time students to $1,200 for full-time students.
  • Awarded three times per year.
Short-Term Vocational
  • Covers the course cost (up to $1,000).
  • Awarded year-round.
  • Students eligible to receive once per academic year.
Advanced College Credit
  • Covers the course cost (up to $400).
  • Awarded year-round to high school students taking college courses, if their school district does not offer funding.

Please note that basic, short-term vocational and advanced college credit scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, view our student scholarship brochure.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Competitive scholarship applicants must submit:

  • Online competitive scholarship application.
  • Signed release and consent form.
  • Online personal essay.
  • Official transcripts* from last school attended or GED scores.
  • Proof of academic enrollment; acceptable examples include an acceptance letter showing degree program and field of study, or a class schedule.
  • Two professional letters of reference (to be sent directly from the author to the Foundation).

Basic scholarship applicants must submit:

Short-term vocational and advanced college credit scholarship applicants must submit:

* Official transcripts must be submitted the first time a student applies for a scholarship in an academic year, which runs August through July. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for subsequent applications during the same academic year.

For more information, view our student scholarship brochure.

How can I become involved with the Doyon Foundation?

There are many ways to become involved with Doyon Foundation. For example, you can become an individual donor or corporate sponsor, join the Nee Ts’ee Neeyh (We all give or help) program, volunteer your time, get involved with the alumni association, or purchase a beautiful, wool blanket! Learn more about ways to get involved by clicking here.

For more answers to frequently asked questions, click here. Or to learn more about Doyon Foundation, or to share your comments, please call 907.459.2050 or email foundation@doyon.com.