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Scholarship Deadlines
Deadline Type of Scholarship Semester
May 15 Basic and Competitive Fall
November 15 Basic Spring
March 15 Basic Summer

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.

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Doyon Foundation’s 2020 At a Glance

The past year has been full of challenges. And yet it was also an amazing display of resiliency. Our students pushed on through the changes and the uncertainty, bravely continuing to pursue their educational goals. Our language revitalization teams continued their work to ensure that the languages of the Doyon region not only survive, but thrive, for future generations. And our donors continued to support our efforts, generously giving despite the challenges and uncertainties of 2020. Read More or Watch Our Video

Where will your vocational scholarship take you?
Doyon Foundation Students Receive $752,400 for Spring Semester Studies
The New Year is Here! (Time to Pick. Click. Give.)
Congratulations to our alumni survey winners!
2020 Fall Scholarship Award Recognition
Doyon Foundation Announces Scholarship Amount Increase
View Our 2020 Virtual Graduate Reception
Class of 2020 Slideshow
Doyon Foundation 2020 Graduate Yearbook
Show our donors some love
A language-learner’s journey
Remembering Mary Jane Fate
COVID-19 advice in our Native languages
Happy 30th Anniversary, Doyon Foundation!
Doyon Foundation Alumni Survey
Gathering Celebrates and Forwards Revitalization of Doyon Region Languages
2019 At a Glance
Learn to Use Doyon Languages Online
Time to Pick. Click. Give.
Fourth Doyon Languages Online Course Gives Hope to Holikachuk Language
Doyon Foundation Releases Third Doyon Languages Online Course: Denaakk'e
Doyon Foundation Releases Second Doyon Languages Online Course: Gwich’in
Doyon Languages Online Officially Launches with Benhti Kenaga’ Course
Doyon Foundation Launches Doyon Languages Online Project
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Isaac Juneby’s online Hän language lessons NOW AVAILABLE
New Scholarship Resource Handbook
Native Words of the Month
Language Champion: Verna Hagen
Student Profile: James Quinto
Alumna Profile: Monica Lee
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Doyon Foundation Awards $65,000 in Our Language Grants

13 recipients receive $5,000 awards for language revitalization projects

Doyon Foundation is pleased to announce its 2021 Our Language grant recipients. A total $65,000 will be awarded to 13 organizations to support language revitalization projects across the Doyon region.

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Expanded Holikachuk Course Now Available for Language Learners

Doyon Languages Online courses available for free to all interested learners

Doyon Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the expanded Holikachuk language-learning course. The expanded course is the latest release from the Foundation’s Doyon Languages Online project, which is developing online courses for the languages of the Doyon region. The courses are available for free to all interested language learners.

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Save the Date for Our 2021 Virtual Graduate Reception

RSVP to join us Friday, May 21 on Zoom

Graduates, alumni, family, friends and other supporters are invited to join Doyon Foundation for our 2021 virtual graduate reception! The event will take place via Zoom on Friday, May 21 at 1 p.m. AKDT. To participate, please complete and submit our RSVP form by Thursday, May 20 at 5 p.m.

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Doyon Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Doyon Foundation and Doyon, Limited are pleased to announce Tiffany Simmons as the nonprofit organization’s new executive director. Simmons will assume the role, based at the Foundation’s office in Fairbanks, beginning Monday, May 17, 2021.

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Vocational/Technical Students Encouraged to Apply for Competitive Scholarship

Doyon Foundation students enrolled in vocational/technical programs are encouraged to apply for a 2021 – 2022 competitive scholarship, funded by the Alyeska Pipeline Native Scholarship Program. Both part-time and full-time vocational students are eligible to apply. The application deadline is Monday, May 17, 2021.

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Fall scholarship application period now open

Apply by May 17 for competitive and basic scholarships for fall 2021

If you’re thinking of 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 2021 semester. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 17 at 11:59 p.m. This is the application deadline for our fall basic and competitive scholarships.

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Join Our DLO On the Go Contest

The more you learn, the most entries you earn!

Doyon Foundation is excited to announce our DLO On the Go Contest to encourage interested language-learners to learn their language with Doyon Languages Online, which offers free online language-learning courses for all interested learners! Sign up for a class and earn entries for every unit you complete to be entered to win prizes including an iPad Mini, iPod Touch and Apple gift card!

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Our Mission

To provide educational, career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identity and quality of life for Doyon shareholders.

  • Doyon Foundation
  • Improving the Quality of Life
  • for Alaska Native People.


The Late Reverend Traditional Chief Doctor David Salmon   "Athabascans never give up - they always keep going - for 10,000 years. Education is the most important weapon for Athabascan people today - use your education in a good way."

- The Late Reverend Traditional Chief
Doctor David Salmon