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.
- Students: 2021-2022 applications are now available. Download your app now!
- Be Native Aware! Some of you 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 >>
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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.
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.
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"