American Indian Education Foundation Challenge Grant
The University of Idaho Native American Student Center is eligible for matching funds as part of the American Indian Education Foundation Challenge Grant program for the next two years.
Money donated goes to work immediately, allowing bright and talented students to focus on their studies instead of financial concerns.
Many colleges, even those with relatively large Native American populations, do not have sufficient resources to help these students. The need for financial assistance, coupled with a sense of isolation and lack of support, discourages many minority students from pursuing higher education.
The American Indian Education Foundation offers a Challenge Grant service to act as a catalyst for the creation of new Native American scholarships by encouraging public and tribal colleges to seek funds specifically for this purpose. The AIEF program offers up to $20,000 annually for three years to match new gifts at the University of Idaho.