January 2022




Our Language grant application deadline

Apply online at doyonfoundation.com


Summer 2022 scholarship application deadline

Apply online at doyonfoundation.com


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341 Students Receive Spring Scholarships

We are thrilled to award a total of $815,600 in scholarships to 341 students for the

spring semester – up from 306 students in spring 2021! Our spring 2022 scholarships

include 56 competitive scholarships, 113 basic scholarships to part-time students, and

171 basic scholarships to full-time students. Mark your calendar for the next scholarship

application deadline on March 15, for basic scholarships for the summer 2022 semester.

Learn more: bit.ly/DFspring2022.

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Taniesha Moses

The Doyon Foundation journey doesn’t end with graduation! We are so proud of our alumni, the amazing places they have gone on to, the achievements they are making, and the positive differences they are having in their communities. Each month, we will feature an update on one of our alumni. This month, we are pleased to highlight Taniesha Moses: bit.ly/TanieshaMoses.

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Important Announcement for Our Scholarship Recipients

Making things as easy, simple and efficient as possible for our students is a top priority. We transitioned to an updated scholarship application system on January 17. All students will need to create a new account prior to applying for future scholarships. Students should create their new account well in advance of the next scholarship application deadline. We know that our students’ time is valuable, and we thank all students for their understanding and assistance. Learn more: bit.ly/DFScholarshipUpdate.

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Summer Scholarship Deadline

The application deadline for Doyon Foundation scholarships for the summer 2022 semester is Tuesday, March 15, and students may apply now at doyonfoundation.com. We will award $1,600 scholarships to part-time students and $2,400 to full-time students who meet eligibility requirements. Learn more about eligibility and the application process: bit.ly/Summer2022Scholarships.


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Teresa Hanson

We are honored to feature Teresa Hanson and her work with the Dinak’i language in our latest Storyteller language profile. It’s unusual to be a white woman who’s so involved in the Tribe and with its projects, and I’ve learned that there’s a name for someone like me: Language advocate. I felt like I was born for this purpose,” Teresa shares. Read more: bit.ly/TeresaHanson.



For the January Native Word of the Month, we want to share our interactive Benhti Kokhut’ana Kenaga’ (Lower Tanana) flashcards, featuring artwork by Natilly Hovda and audio translations by David Engles. Switch between English and Benhti Kokhut’ana Kenaga’ by hovering over each card and clicking the arrow on either side

of the card: doyonfoundation.com/flashcards.

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Our Language Grant Applications Due February 4

In a continuing effort to revitalize the endangered Native languages of the Doyon region, Doyon Foundation will award grants of up to $5,000 to support language revitalization efforts. Applications for the 2022 Our Language grants are due Friday, February 4, at 5 p.m. AKST. Read more: doyonfoundation.com/grants.

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Native Language Activity Book

Are you looking for some fun, educational activities to keep your family busy this winter? Check out our brand new language activity book, packed with activities to help you learn and practice the Native languages of the Doyon region together! The Our Languages Everyday Activity Book is available electronically: bit.ly/OurLanguageActivityBook.



Thank You, Language Volunteers

We give thanks for our language volunteers who provide translations for our Native words of the month, Christmas card and many other projects throughout the year. Their knowledge and dedication allows us to share words and phrases in our Native languages with you! Join us in saying Ana Basi’. Dogidinh. Baasee’. Maasee’. Hąį’ęę. Mähsi’. Xisigidasidhut. Tsín’ęę. Tsen’anh. Tsen’įį. Quyanaq. Thank you to our language volunteers! Read more: bit.ly/LanguageThankYou.



Jonathan and Sarah Glass

Doyon Foundation is pleased to spotlight one of our newest donors: Jonathan and Sarah Glass, of Portland, Oregon. The Glass family recently made a generous $10,000 contribution to Doyon Foundation to establish a brand new scholarship fund. The first scholarship was presented in fall 2021 to Maiya Anderson, who is studying pre-communications at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Read more: bit.ly/GlassSupporterProfile.

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New Board Members

Join us in welcoming two new members to our board of directors: Benjamin Schwartz and Eileen Whitmer.

Benjamin and Eileen were elected to the Foundation’s nine-member board at our 2021 annual membership meeting. Read more: bit.ly/DFNewBoardMembers.

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Thank You, TCC and Doyon

Our 2021 – 2022 scholarships include 21 additional health competitive scholarships, which we were able to award thanks to a generous contribution from Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) and Doyon, Limited last year. Read more: bit.ly/3B4vg6C.


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New Team Members

We happily welcome two new members to our team in Fairbanks: Catherine Moses, our new administrative assistant, and Lucy Miller, the project manager of our new language mentor-apprentice program. Both joined the Foundation in December 2021. Read more: bit.ly/DFNewTeamMembers.


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907.459.2048 · 1.888.478.4755 · foundation@doyon.com


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