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 Student Access Scholarship 2022

Status: OPEN
Deadline: Ongoing

Native Forward recognizes the limited access American Indian and Alaska Native students have regarding the graduate entrance and professional examinations. Native Forward offers the Student Access Scholarship to help cover the cost as well as related preparatory expenses. Scholars are only eligible for one Student Access Scholarship award per calendar year.


To be considered for Access funding, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete and submit the application
    Provide a copy of your most-recent, cumulative transcript.
  • Be an enrolled member or a first or second-generation 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 or descendance from your Tribal enrollment office.
  • Submit a receipt of payment and a copy of the test score to Native Forward. If these verification documents are not received by Native Forward, the applicant will be ineligible for future funding unless the scholar returns the full amount of funds received back to Native Forward.


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