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 Named Graduate Scholarships 2022-2023

Status: Closed

Native Forward’s Named Graduate Scholarships provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution. Please base your personal statement on the field of study you will be pursuing. The following are need-based award opportunities:

  • Dr. Blue Spruce Scholarship – Students pursuing dentistry or dental medicine
  • Gerald Peet Scholarship – Students pursuing medicine
  • Ruth Muskrat Bronson Scholarship – Students pursuing nursing or a health-related degree
  • Lynne Ruth Lafin Elmore Sucher Scholarship – Students who are a member of a New Mexico Tribe pursuing a degree in math, medicine, or life science
  • Grace Wall Barreda Memorial Scholarship – Students pursuing environmental studies or public health
  • Katrin Lamon Scholarship – Students pursuing degrees in literature or journalism
  • Jeanette Elmer Scholarship – Students who are members of Wisconsin, New Mexico, or Arizona Tribes and pursuing degrees in library science
  • Elizabeth Fuber Scholarship – Female students studying the creative fine arts
  • Thirty7 Scholarship – Students pursuing a degree in education or a teaching certificate


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

  • 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 or Alaska Native group.
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing a graduate or professional degree.
  • Meet the specific eligibility requirements as outlined above for each opportunity.


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