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.
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- Students: 2018-2019 Application Due Date has Passed Please do not call the office regarding the status of your AIEF scholarship application. Student notifications will be mailed.
This amazing young woman wrapped up a stellar high school academic with a 4.5 GPA. She was quickly recruited by a college in Oklahoma to pursue a degree in biology.
"My ancestors' legacy and my people's strength have instilled in me a passion for justice and service that has blessed me with many opportunities of advocacy and social change."
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"