Eve’s Fund provides scholarships to Native American high school students
In 2011, Eve’s Fund started its scholarship fund as a way to address the significant educational needs of Native high school students.
Research shows that nearly 50% of Native American students drop out of high school before graduation. Of those who do graduate from high school, only 5% proceed directly to four-year colleges.
Students at Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, N.M. are defying those odds: Nearly 90% of the school’s graduates go on to higher education.
To be eligible for assistance from Eve’s Fund, applicants must demonstrate financial need, scholastic potential, leadership skills and complete a short essay. The $1,000 scholarships cover all required student fees at the residential high school.
Widening the Scope
In 2013, Eve’s Fund expanded its scholarship program to include financial assistance for students attending post-secondary vocational or technical programs.
For the 2013-14 academic year, two Navajo students with special needs received $500 scholarships to be used for books and school supplies.
One of the students is a freshman at University of New Mexico-Gallup and the other is studying carpentry and construction at Navajo Technical College.
We need your help
We are currently trying to raise $10,000 to expand our scholarship program as part of the 2013 Crowdrise-Huffington Post Holiday Challenge. You can help us reach our goal by clicking on the button below to make a credit card donation or by going to our page on Crowdrise at: http://goo.gl/EuQ9zx. Your money will be put to good use. Please help give these young Navajo people a future.
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 email@example.com.
Here is a video of 2012-2013 Navajo Prep Scholarship Recipients thanking Eve’s Fund for changing their lives.