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 fellowships@NativeForward.org.