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Back to School

The 2017 Backpack Drive begins July 17, sponsored by PWNA and AIEF, and is an opportunity to support K-12 Native students and ensure a positive start to the new school year.

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Graduation Rates & American Indian Education

For every scholarship we are able to award through AIEF (American Indian Education Fund), a program of Partnership With Native Americans, there is another qualified student waiting for funding who wants and deserves to attend college.

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Challenges to Education Within Native American Communities

Although attending college is a goal for many high school students, for many Native American youth, attending college is something of a distant dream out of reach. Only 13 percent of Native Americans 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree, compared to 28 percent of other ethnic groups. Today, many Native youth express a desire […]

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Recently in Native News

What Native news are you reading? Here’s the latest news that piqued our interest this month.

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People in Indian Country Make the Best New Year’s Resolutions

In this country, New Year’s is a time of reflection and resolution — a time of promises we make to ourselves about a better future. Yet, much of what we resolve to do, and even take for granted, actually represents real and difficult challenges faced 365 days a year on the reservations served by Partnership […]

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Culture Awareness for College Instructors

Murray discusses the importance of culture and tradition in the success of Native Americans in college.

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American Indian Scholarships: 18 Days Left

Kelly talked about de-mystifying college for Native students and how typical nontraditional students have become. We certainly have many traditional and nontraditional students applying for our American Indian Education Foundation scholarship. We know too that the college application process and the scholarship and financial aid process can be barriers to accessing a college education, especially for Native students in […]

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De-Mystifying College for Native Students

The idea of a traditional student is changing and AIEF focuses on the non-traditional students when providing their scholarships.

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Retaining 95% of Native Students

The AIEF scholarship program has a 95% rate of completion amoung its Native American students.

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American Indian Scholarships Student

Since we’ve been writing about education and college for American Indian students, I wanted to share this thank you letter from one of our AIEF scholarship students…   We have since learned that this student applied to and was accepted by 6 different Ph.D. programs. We have said that NRC believes education is the key to long-term sustainable solutions in Indian country. Education and support is […]

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