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.
- Students: 2017-2018 Application Due Date has Passed Please do not call the office regarding the status of your AIEF scholarship application. Student notifications will be mailed.
Post Secondary Institutions: Please note: The deadline for submissions is May 15. Review service information at:
"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."
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.
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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"