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, literacy programs, 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.
- Entering Your Senior Year of Highschool? Learn more about our scholarship program and find resources for success at the links below!
- Be Native Aware! Some learned about realities on the reservations due to COVID-19, yet so many are not Native Aware™ — and we need your help to change this. Learn More >>
- Make A Gift, Get A Gift: Make a significant impact on a Native American student's life when you make your monthly gift towards education. You'll also receive a gift for yourself! JOIN OUR CIRCLE OF FRIENDS >>
It's been almost 10 years (October 18th, 2010) since we first met Alyssa during her junior year at Stanford. We reconnected and asked Alyssa to catch us up. She provided PWNA's AIEF a beautiful and empowering glimpse of her world.
Owen's dream is to return to the Blackfeet Nation and contribute to his tribe's food sovereignty and local economy by becoming a fourth-generation rancher. He is not only a skilled roper (competing on his college rodeo team) but is also a talented writer.
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.DONATE NOW
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"