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Two members were elected to fill open seats on the Doyon Foundation Board of Directors during the Foundation’s annual membership meeting on October 18.

Dalton assumes the seat previously held by Esther Combs, who resigned from the board effective October 17. Combs had served on the Foundation’s board since March 2007.

Wesley Roberts Dalton was elected for a two-year term and Lorraine David was elected for a three-year term.

“e Foundation thanks Esther for all the time and effort she has invested in our students, and we wish her all the best,” said Sharon McConnell, who served as Doyon Foundation’s Executive Director until October 20, when she assumed a new position at Doyon, Limited.

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Doyon Foundation alumna Dorothy Pender was recently elected chair of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) board of directors. Penner is the engineering sector manager at Alyeska Pipeline Services Company.

“e new board members, officers and strategic plan launch us into the next 30 years and represent a fresh chapter in our history,” Pender said recently in a quote in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. “I ask our Creator to guide and inspire us to meet the AISES mission.”

AISES’s mission is to increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives in science, engineering and related technology fields.

Doyon Foundation students and alumni who would like to share their own news are invited to contact Seeyaa’ Charpentier at 907-459-2048 or charpentiers@doyon.com.

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Doyon Foundation extends our deep gratitude to our newest donors:

  • Angela (Yatlin) Gonzalez, $250 Nee Ts’e Neyh donor

  • Josephine Malemute, $250 Nee Ts’e Neyh donor

  • Betty Jean and Fred Olin, $1,000 Nee Ts’e Neyh donors

  • Peak Oilfield Services, $3,000 Morris ompson Memorial

Scholarship Fund donor

To learn more about how you can support Doyon Foundation, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com or call 907-459-2048 or 1-888-478-4755 ext. 2048.

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  • e Doyon Foundation Board of Directors recently made minor changes

to the Foundation’s vision and long-term goals.

  • e revised vision is to achieve the future through educational and

cultural values, by providing an opportunity for every shareholder to attain their educational/certification goals; by giving every shareholder the opportunity to learn their own language and culture; and by attaining 100% graduation/completion rates with high scholastic achievement.

  • e Foundation’s revised long-term goals are to develop a strategy

for culture and language; to develop a plan to increase staffing to support growth; to support students at all academic levels; and to raise $100 million.

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  • rough Doyon Foundation’s Advanced College Credit Program,

high school students taking college classes are eligible for part-time scholarships, if their school district does not pay for classes. Students may receive scholarships covering the cost of their class up to $400.

To apply, students should complete a basic scholarship application, which can be found at www.doyonfoundation.com/static/ files/ScholarshipApplicationForm.pdf. If the student is under 18, a parent must sign the waiver form, found on Page 2 of the application. Students must also provide proof of enrollment, including a class description, course cost and credits received, as well as copies of their official high school transcripts.

While there are no set deadlines for this program, students should submit applications close to the college student scholarship application deadlines, which are March 15 for the summer semester, April 15 for the fall semester, and November 15 for the spring semester.

For more information, contact Doris Miller, scholarship program manager, at 907-459-2050 or millerd@doyon.com.

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It’s time to start thinking about applying for Fall 2009 scholarships. e application deadline for Fall 2009 basic and competitive scholarships is April 15, 2009. Here is some important information about applying for scholarships next year:

  • Paperless application process. Doyon Foundation will be implementing a paperless competitive scholarship application process for 2009-2010. is means that competitive scholarship applications will only be accepted online at www.doyonfoundation.com. To get started, students without an online account should first create one at www.doyonfoundation.com/CreateAccount.aspx. is should be done as soon as possible, as it takes one to three days to verify the request.

  • Scholarship eligibility. To be eligible for a Doyon Foundation basic or competitive scholarship, applicants must: be enrolled to Doyon, Limited or be the child of an original enrollee; be accepted to an accredited college, university, technical or vocational school; and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for undergraduates,

3.0 for graduates or masters, and 3.25 for specialists or doctorates. To be considered full-time, students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits (undergraduates), or 9 or more credits (graduates). To be considered part-time, students must be enrolled in 1-11 credits (undergraduates), or 1-8 credits (graduates).

  • Basic scholarship application requirements. Basic scholarships, which range from $400 for part-time students and $800 for full-time students, are awarded four times per year – in the spring, summer, fall and winter (for vocational students only). Applicants must

submit a complete application form, proof of enrollment, and official transcripts. For more information on basic scholarship guidelines and policies, visit www.doyonfoundation.com.

  • Competitive scholarship application requirements. Competitive scholarships, which range from $2,000-$7,000, are awarded once a year. Recipients, who are selected by an independent review committee, receive half of their scholarship during the fall semester and half during the spring semester. To apply, students are required to complete an online competitive scholarship application, and submit a personal essay online. ey must also submit official transcripts and proof of enrollment, and arrange for two professional letters of reference to be sent directly from the author to the Foundation. For more information on competitive scholarship guidelines and policies, visit www.doyonfoundation.com.

  • Alumni Association assistance. Members from the Doyon Foundation Alumni Association have volunteered to review competitive scholarship applications. Applications should be submitted to Doris Miller, scholarship program manager, at 1 Doyon Place, Suite 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701 or millerd@doyon.com for review. Please note: Students should submit their applications for review prior to submitting the final application, as applications may not be changed once they have been submitted online.

For more information, contact Doris Miller, scholarship program manager, at 907-459-2050 or millerd@doyon.com.

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S Fall Winter

Basic (for vocational students only)

November 15 March 15

Basic Basic

Spring Summer

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  • e Doyon Foundation offers three scholarship programs, including a

competitive scholarship program, basic scholarship program and short-term vocational program.

To download a scholarship application, go to ww .doyonfoundation.com/static/files ScholarshipApplicationForm.pd .


December 2008

Doyon, Limited


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