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 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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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.

Devon and his mom

"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."

Monica

"AIEF’s School Supply service helped Monica and other Native families reallocate precious resources to other essentials their children needed in and out of school."

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.

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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.

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