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.

Golda Cook Scholarship 2022-2023

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: CLOSED

The Golda Cook Scholarship was established in honor of the life of Golda Cook (1913–2005) and her ongoing support for United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY). Golda’s friends, family, and UNITY trustees made contributions to establish the Golda Cook Memorial Fund to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in any field of study.

This program awards two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for one male and one female recipient. This opportunity is a merit-based award.


Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in any field of study.
  • Current member of UNITY.
  • Be below the age of 24 before June 30 of the year applying.
  • Attend the National UNITY Conference for the year awarded.
    • Note: Travel expenses incurred by the recipient WILL NOT be covered by Native Forward Scholars Fund or UNITY.


For any further questions, contact 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.

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