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, 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.



Caitlynn is honoring her late grandmother (shimá sání) by pursuing her Masters of Arts in Indigenous Leadership, Self-Determination, and Sustainable Community Building in the middle of a pandemic.

A photo of Kassidy

Kassidy, Navajo from the Whippoorwill community, received AIEF funding for her 2019-20 academic year and most recently added “Bachelor of Science, Nursing” to her resume. See how she's faring during COVID-19.

A photo of Mikey

New school supplies, new backpack,... the only thing missing for this new kindergartener, Mikey, was a haircut. But Mikey took care of that for himself... and for his dad!

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"

Our Mission: Serving immediate needs. Supporting long-term solutions.
Our Vision: Strong, self-sufficient Native American communities.

16415 Addison Rd, Suite 200, Addison, TX 75001-3210
United States
Phone: 800-416-8102
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Tax ID: 47-3730147

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