Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation

Welcome to The Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation

The Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation (MAEF) is a non-profit organization that promotes academic excellence in Minnesota public and nonpublic schools and communities through public-private  partnerships.

The Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation collaborates with business, education and community to identify and promote excellence in education and growth in Minnesota student achievement.


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2011 -  2012 Ethel Curry Scholarship Winners Announced!
Nine Minnesota Students Earn the American Indian Ethel Curry Scholarship for Academic Excellence.

The 2011 Ethel Curry Scholars:
Katherine Beane University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Katie Cannon University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sara Scully Augsburg College
Francis Folstrom Leech Lake Tribal College
Donovan Sather Bemidji State University
Thomas Jones Bemidji State University
Shannon Geshick Bullen Metropolitan State University
Bryan Archambault Leech Lake Tribal
Leila Northbird Bemidji State University

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Ethel Curry Scholarship Information
The Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation (MAEF) is a non-profit organization that promotes academic excellence in Minnesota public and nonpublic schools and communities through public-private partnerships. The MAEF Board of Directors selected the Ethel Curry Scholars based on the scholarship criteria.  Ethel Curry Scholars must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

Enrolled in a Minnesota-based tribe or community 
Able to prove descendent
A Minnesota resident
Attending a Minnesota institution of higher education at the junior, senior or graduate level
Possess a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher
Filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Applied for assistance from the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

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MDE Celebration School Award
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation (MAEF) invite applications for the MDE Celebration School Award. The purposeof the Award is to identify Minnesota Title I schools that have demonstrated excellence on Minnesota's new Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR) and, have exhibited success with initiatives that have led to positive student outcomes. Schools that have earned the Celebration Eligible status are highly encouraged to apply for this award.  For more information and to download the application please visit the Minnesota Department of Education website.
1500 Hwy 36 West   Roseville, MN 55113   Tel: 651-582-8204   Contact: MAEFBOARD