Funding Opportunities for
Undergraduate Students
Native Forward Scholars Fund offers funding opportunities for undergraduate students including AS, BA and BS degrees in all majors, with special scholarships for STEM majors

Funding Opportunities for
Graduate Students
Native Forward Scholars Fund offers a variety of funding opportunities for graduate students including MA, MS, PhD, STEM, Medical, Law, MBA, and other professional degrees.

All Native American High School Academic Team

Status: Opens January 1, 2023
Deadline: June 1, 2023

Native Forward All Native American High School Academic Team (ANAHSAT) honors 10 American Indian and Alaska Native high school students. The key element, to be given most weight by the judges, will be a student’s outstanding original academic, artistic or leadership endeavor. The judges will be influenced by the student’s ability to describe that outstanding endeavor in their own words where teachers or community members nominate applicants. Criteria for the team were developed in consultation with Native Forward’s staff, board, and organizational goals.

Students will be honored in their local press and in The American Indian Graduate, Native Forward’s biannual magazine. Additionally, Native Forward will present students with a certificate of honor.

The All Native American High School Academic Team program was created by Native Forward and is maintained with private funds.

  • Students must either be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group or provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized Tribe.
  • Applicants must also be full-time high school seniors enrolled in an accredited high school. They must complete the online application by the deadline to be considered.


My whole life I really didn’t think that was in the cards for me and Native Forward Scholars Fund believed in me and was able to provide me with the support and the community to be able to study what I wanted and also know that I had a place within the science world.

Mitchell Rose Bear Don’t Walk | Native Forward Alumna | Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes, Crow Nation, Lone Pine Shoshone Paiute