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.

Native Forward Direct Scholarship Winter/Spring 2024

Status: Closed

Native Forward Scholars Fund recognizes the limited access American Indian and Alaska Native students have when pursuing higher education. Native Forward offers the Direct Scholarship to allow students an opportunity to apply for mid-year funding to help alleviate educational costs to continue with their pursuit of higher education.


To be considered for Native Forward Direct Scholarship the applicant must meet the following requirements:

Be enrolled full or part-time in a U.S. accredited institution.
Be pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree in any field of study.
Demonstrate an unmet need through the completion of a financial need form.
Applicants must not have been previously awarded a Native Forward scholarship for 2023-2024. 
Be an enrolled member or descendant of a federally or state-recognized Tribe.
Provide proof of Tribal enrollment via a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood, Tribal membership card, OR a letter of enrollment/descendancy from the Tribal enrollment office.

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.