Scholarship Application Open: January 15, 2024 - March 15, 2024

The Kathryn E. and John P. Doyle Scholarship Fund was established with The Alaska Community Foundation in 2015.

Kathryn (Kay) Doyle was tenacious and adventurous. She chose Alaska as her home in her early forties and, after a career flying for the military, she settled into a career as a flight attendant. Not one to sit idly by, she was often seen taking over the flight controls instead. Her husband John Doyle was a professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks who shared his passion for fish with his students. Though he eventually retired in Anchorage after a long career within the UA system, he could often be found in rural Alaska helping people with tax documents and learning to become a better fisherman.

Both placed a high value on education, and their passion for students to better themselves through education lives on in the awarding of scholarships to Alaskan students.

The Kathryn E. and John P. Doyle Scholarship supports Undergraduate and Graduate female students pursuing a degree in science and attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Two scholarships will be awarded. One (1) for Undergraduate students at $2,000 and One (1) for Graduate students at $5,000. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Female
  • Studying a science-related degree
  • Enrolled or accepted to the University of Alaska Fairbanks


  • Students with a demonstrated financial need

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • Personal Essay
  • Graduate Student Personal Statement
  • Academic Achievement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Verification of Enrollment at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Transcripts: most recent high school or college transcripts
  • Financial Need budget template

IMPORTANT: Scholarship recipients must submit their student ID number and program information by June 30, 2024 to ACF through the online system before their award can be disbursed. Failure to do so will be an automatic forfeiture of the award unless student chooses an award deferment.

Contact The Alaska Community Foundation with questions: or 907-334-6700

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