Eve’s Fund provides scholarships to Native American high school students
In 2011, Eve’s Fund established its first scholarship fund, available to students attending Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, N.M. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and complete a short essay.
For the 2011-12 academic year, three students received a $1,000 scholarship, to cover one year’s tuition, room, and board at the residential high school.
Eve’s Fund started the scholarship fund as a way to address the significant educational needs of Native high school students.
Research shows that nearly 50 percent of Native American students drop out of high school before graduation. Of those who do graduate from high school, only 5 percent proceed directly to four-year colleges.
Students at Navajo Prep are defying those odds.
The four-year high school is the only Navajo-sanctioned, college-prep school for Native Americans. The challenging curriculum includes traditional academic subjects as well as Navajo language, culture and history.
Nearly 90% of the school’s graduates go on to higher education.
Widening the Scope
Because not every Native American student can attend Navajo Preparatory School, we plan to expand the reach of our scholarship program to include tuition assistance at vocational schools, colleges and technical schools.
To reach this goal, we are actively seeking corporate partners. If your company would like to support the educational needs of Native students, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.