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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.

What's New
Gathering Celebrates and Forwards Revitalization of Doyon Region Languages

There is currently a shortage of teachers working among the 10 Indigenous languages of the Doyon region, with only a handful of those languages being actively taught by dedicated teachers. A recent Doyon Foundation language gathering focused on sharing resources for language teachers and recruiting and preparing future language teachers for Doyon region languages. There was also lots of good food, laughter and singing. Read More.

2019 At a Glance
Foundation Board Grows to 9, New Members Elected
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: Jennifer Adams
Student Profile: Ben Schwartz
Alumna Profile: Tanya Kaquatosh
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Fall scholarship application period now open

Apply by May 15 for competitive and basic scholarships for fall 2020

The way we see it, the silver lining of this period of COVID-19 isolation is the additional time to think and plan and dream about what we want our lives to look like. If your dream involves education, we encourage you to apply for a Doyon Foundation basic or competitive scholarship for the fall 2020 semester. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 15 at 11:59 p.m.

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Our Language Grant Deadline Extended

New deadline: Proposals due May 1

In light of recent developments in communities across Alaska, the country and the world, we are extending the application deadline for the 2020 Our Language grants until Friday, May 1, 2020, at 5 p.m. We are also extending the final report deadline from September 30 to October 30, 2020.

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Doyon Foundation Alumni Survey

Are you Doyon Foundation alumni? If you’ve received a Doyon Foundation scholarship in the past, we want to hear from you! Please take a couple minutes to complete our short alumni survey.

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Happy 30th Anniversary, Doyon Foundation!

December 9, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of Doyon Foundation! Over the coming year, we will be celebrating our 30 years of providing educational, career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identity and quality of life for Doyon shareholders.

Join us in commemorating this milestone by sharing a story, photo or video about how the Foundation has touched your life on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram. Be sure to tag #DF30 so we can see it!

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