AIEF scholarship deadline set for April 4

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/08/2013 08:52 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The American Indian Education Foundation has set April 4 as its student scholarship deadline.

The AIEF seeks students of all ages who are focused on their educational goals and who demonstrate the ability to make positive change in their communities and in modern society. It expands opportunities for students to attend and remain in tribal or non-tribal colleges by providing educational leadership and networking services.

Along with scholarships, AIEF also offers different services such as the Tools of the Trade, Emergency Funds and School Supplies.

Through Tools of the Trade, the AIEF offers small grants to vocational/technical schools so they can provide professional supplies to Native American students.

The Emergency Funds service provides small grants to selected colleges, which can then assist students with expenses that might otherwise threaten their ability to stay in school.

With its Schools Supplies service, the AIEF each fall distributes basic school supplies for young Native Americans in preschools, elementary schools and secondary schools serving reservations in the Northern Plains and Southwest. The program also helps vocational and technical schools provide professional supplies for Native American students who choose to learn a trade. The AIEF follows up on the School Supplies service by providing scholarships to Indian peoples pursuing higher education.

The AIEF program is one of America’s largest grantors of scholarships to Native Americans, supporting more than 225 students each year. For more information or to fill out a scholarship application, visit http://www.nrcprograms.org/site/PageServer?pagename=aief_index.

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