Our Scholarships

As Doyon, Limited’s private foundation, Doyon Foundation serves the educational and cultural needs of Doyon’s shareholders and their children. Since inception in 1989, we have awarded more than $11.6 million in scholarships.

Scholarship types

We offer four different types of scholarships to meet the needs of our diverse students:

  • Competitive awards up to $11,000, awarded once per year
  • Full-time and part-time awards, ranging from $1,600 for part-time students to $2,400 for full-time students, awarded three times per year
  • Level Up scholarships, for non-degree-seeking students in programs, courses or trainings less than 120 hours, funds actual course cost up to $3,000, awarded year-round
  • Kickstart scholarship, for high school students taking college credits, funds actual course cost up to $400, awarded year-round
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Competitive awards

Students applying for the Doyon Foundation competitive award must be attending school full-time and must re-apply each year. If full-time status is not met at any time throughout the academic year, the scholarship will be terminated and the student may be required to pay back the scholarship. 

DEADLINES

  • May 15: Applications must be received online and required materials must be received or postmarked by this date.
  • November 15: Deadline for competitive recipients to reapply for spring semester funding.

Half of each competitive award is distributed in fall and the other half in spring. Competitive recipients funded in the fall semester must reapply for the spring semester by November 15. Note that an essay and letters of recommendation are not required for the spring application.

TYPES AND AMOUNTS

The Foundation normally awards three different types of competitive awards:

  • $7,000 – undergraduate or less
  • $9,000 – graduate
  • $11,000 – doctorate

Students do not apply for specific competitive awards. Applications are categorized by staff based on a student’s field of study, class standing and/or degree program.

Please note that amounts vary for special competitive awards, such as corporate-funded, field-specific and memorial scholarships. Learn more about the various competitive awards that are available.

For complete details, please review our scholarship resource handbook.

Full-Time and Part-Time Awards

DEADLINES

Full- and part-time award applications must be submitted on or before the following deadlines:

  • May 15: For fall semester funding
  • November 15: For spring semester funding
  • March 15: For summer semester funding

Students must submit an application for each semester they wish to receive funding – spring, summer and fall.

TYPES AND AMOUNTS

Applicants applying for the Doyon Foundation full-time and part-time awards may be attending school either part-time or full-time. Awards are $1,600 for part-time students and $2,400 for full-time students per semester. These scholarships are awarded on a semester basis, and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application requirements

Applicants must submit:

  • A complete online scholarship application form.
  • Proof of academic enrollment* (i.e., copy of letter of acceptance or enrollment verification letter AND class schedule for semester applying for) from the school he/she will be attending; this must show student’s field of study.
  • Transcripts** from the last school attended (university, college or vocational school) are required with each application. Official transcripts are required once per academic year. If the student is returning for another semester within the same academic year (runs August – July) and has already submitted official transcripts, he or she may submit unofficial transcripts.

* Requirements for proof of academic enrollment: First-time scholarship applicants must provide an acceptance letter from their institution showing their expected degree and field of study and a course schedule when it comes available. Returning applicants must provide a class schedule for each semester a scholarship is applied for.

** Students new to higher education must submit their most current senior-level official transcript or original GED scores.

For complete details, please review our scholarship resource handbook.

Level Up Scholarships

DEADLINES

Non-degree-seeking students in programs, courses or trainings less than 120 hours may apply year-round for funding. This is funded on a first-come, first-served basis.

AMOUNTS

Doyon Foundation will pay the actual cost of the course or program, not to exceed $3,000. It can also be used to pay for LSAT, MCAT, GRE, GMAT and other required testing. Students may receive only one such award per academic year.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must submit:

  • A complete online Level Up scholarship application form.
  • Proof of academic enrollment (i.e., copy of letter of acceptance or enrollment verification letter and description of training/class showing cost of the class) from the school he/she will be attending.
  • Transcripts* from the last school attended (university, college or vocational school) are required with each application.

* Students new to higher education must submit their most current senior-level official transcript or original GED scores.

For complete details, please review our scholarship resource handbook.

Kickstart Scholarships

DEADLINES

High school students may apply year-round for funding. This is funded on a first-come, first-served basis.

AMOUNTS

Doyon Foundation will pay the actual cost of the course or program, not to exceed $400.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must submit:

  • A complete online Kickstart scholarship application form.
  • Proof of academic enrollment (i.e., class schedule for semester applying for) from the school he/she will be attending.
  • Current high school transcripts.

For complete details, please review our scholarship resource handbook.

Eligibility

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 shareholder, an original birth certificate is required for verification. Gifted or inherited shares do not qualify an individual for scholarship eligibility.
  • 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 detailed information on available scholarships, eligibility and the application process, please review our scholarship resource handbook.

Deadlines

We have three scholarship application deadlines each year. All scholarship application materials must be received online by:

  • March 15: Full- and part-time awards for summer semester.
  • May 16: Full- and part-time awards for fall semester and competitive awards for the next academic year.
  • November 15: Full- and part-time awards for spring semester.

Please note that full- and part-time awards, Level Up scholarships, and Kickstart scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scholarship applications are only accepted online. For detailed information on application requirements, see our scholarship resource handbook.

Transcripts

We get a lot of questions about transcripts. Here’s some information we hope will help. Official transcripts must be submitted the first time a student applies for a scholarship in an academic year, which runs August through July. For example, if the student applies in the fall, he or she must submit official transcripts. If the same student reapplies in the spring or summer of that same academic year, unofficial transcripts will be accepted.

Returning students are students who received a scholarship the prior scholarship period. We understand that sometimes grades/transcripts are not available until after the scholarship application deadline. In this case, returning students should submit all other application materials by the deadline, and then submit transcripts immediately after grades for the semester/term are available. The transcripts must show grades for the semester/term that the student received a scholarship for.

As always, if you have questions, please contact us. 

Student resources

Following are links to additional resources about our scholarship programs and the application process:

You are also welcome to contact us for assistance. We are here to help!

Our students

We are proud of the hard work and achievements of all of our students. We invite you to meet some of our students through our ongoing Storyteller profile series. If you would like to be featured in an upcoming profile, or would like to nominate a student to be profiled, please contact us at scholarships@doyon.com or 907.459.2049. 

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