Tools of the Trade Grant
Native American students in health fields may need specific tools to complete their coursework.
In order to assist Native American students to begin their school year successfully, students may need specific tools (other than textbooks), to complete their coursework.
The AIEF Program partners with post secondary schools* offering the opportunity to apply for a competitive grant. This grant would assist students in obtaining “tools for learning” that they may need and cannot afford.
Tools are defined as supplies individual students may need to assist them with completing coursework. If students do not complete their coursework, relevant tools are to be left with the sponsoring school for other students to utilize.
Starting with 2015, only one application is needed to cover the tools for either health or building trades.
For example, nursing students may require some or all of the listed items below:
For example, the following undergraduate health-related disciplines would be eligible*:
The building trade requires multiple tools. Purchasing them can be a daunting task for many Native American students who are already struggling financially.
A partial list of common tools that building trade students may require can include:
The following undergraduate Building Trade disciplines are eligible*:
Post Secondary Institutions ONLY can download the Challenge Grant application, but at this time, we are not accepting new applications. Please contact RaeAnne Schad at 866-866-8642 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.