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.

BIE Professional Examination Funding 2023-2024

Status: Closed

Native Forward Scholars Fund, in partnership with the BIE, provides financial assistance to Fellows to cover the cost of professional examinations, including Bar Examination funding. Exam assistance is limited to a single examination which must be taken within one calendar year after graduation date. This award covers fees incurred to register for the exam, costs of preparatory courses and other exam-related expenses.


  • Applicants must be currently funded by:
    • BIE Scholarship for Service
    • BIE Special Higher Education Program (SHEP)
    • BIE Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF)
  • Applicants must have graduated within one year of applying for exam funding assistance
  • Exam assistance is limited to one professional examination
  • Recipients of this funding must submit test results to Native Forward as soon as the results are received

For further questions, please reach out to our Scholarship Operations team at


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.