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: Scholarship Applications Due April 4, 2018 — Download your Application Today!
Cailin wants to study Physical Therapy. Getting into the program at her college is really competitive, but she is hopeful that she will move forward with her commitment and hard work.
"I believe I’ve shown my brother that no matter what your background, your heritage, skin color or culture is, you have a responsibility to be a productive member of your community."
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"