Welcome Charitina!

After many years of service to the American Indian Education Fund, Paula Long Fox has retired as our Chairperson. Partnership With Native Americans thanks her for her dedication to helping Native American students to realize their dreams. We will miss her and wish her every happiness in this next phase of her life.

We are excited and honored to welcome Charitina Fritzler (Balapuuxe Heeleenbaah Chilish — “Found Her Good Fortune in the Aspens”) as program chairperson of the American Indian Education Fund.

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American Indian Education Fund

Up to 70 percent of Native American students drop out of high school and only 13 percent of Native students earn college degrees.

American Indian Education Fund, a program of PWNA, offers scholarships and grants, emergency funding and college readiness camps, as well as literacy and school supplies to help end the cycle of poverty.

Education is one of the most important cornerstones of self-sufficiency and quality of life. It is also a crucial factor in addressing the long-term challenges on the reservations we serve.




"I hold myself to a very high standard and I proudly represent my culture very professionally and successfully not only in my schooling but publically."


"From the moment I shook President Obama's hand and introduced myself, I have wanted to break barriers for myself and Indian Country."


Jay had really been a student all his life, with his grandparents as important teachers in life, culture, and traditions. He was proud of his heritage.

Featured Service

Typically, only about 20% of Native Americans who start college complete their first year, because of the tremendous culture shock, academic challenges, and financial strain. That’s why we offer much more than just funding.

All of this adds up to outstanding success for our scholars.


Featured Download

The mission of our Scholarship service is to give more Native students the resources and encouragement they need to learn and succeed. By harnessing the power of knowledge, these future leaders can bring about positive changes in their own lives and communities.

To help college-bound Native Americans, we provide a free PDF guide: Tools for Success — A Guide for High School Seniors, Families, Counselors and others.

Download "Tools for Success"