Gift of Warmth Energy Assistance Program

As we face the coldest part of the year, American Indian Women of Proud Nations is excited to announce that we have developed an energy assistance program, The Gift of Warmth, to support recognized tribes in North Carolina. Our goal is to provide relief to tribal citizens experiencing difficulties making payments, or facing disconnection from their energy company due to financial hardship.

This opportunity is open to citizens of all eight Tribal Nations in North Carolina. Priority will be given tribal citizens without energy assistance programs and citizens ineligible to receive assistance directly through their tribe.

Applications will be received beginning January 1, 2022 and accepted until funds are depleted. Submit completed the application with current energy bill to  If you do not have access to email have your tribal leader, or someone, submit it for you.

We have recently updated our application and program flyer and can be accessed here: 2022 Gift of Warmth Application and Gift of Warmth Flyer.

If you have any questions about the program, ​contact Jennifer Brewer-Young, at

Education Scholarship Award

Attention: American Indian Women thinking about higher education!

American Indian Women of Proud Nations is thrilled to announce we are accepting applications for our 2022 Education Scholarship Program until March 25th! Three $500 scholarships will be awarded for the 2022 fall semester.

AIWPN is committed to empowering American Indian women of all ages to achieve excellence and embrace the challenges of the future by providing scholarships, advocacy, and a supportive environment through role models and mentors.

Our hope is that through this scholarship we can assist three American Indian women achieve their educational goals.

If you have any questions about the application, ​ contact the Education Committee Chairwoman​, Brittany Locklear, at or 910-336-6520.

The application can be accessed here: AIWPN Education Scholarship Application & Guidelines.pdf

Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe!