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.

Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (BIE-SPGSF) 2022-2023

Status: Opens January 1, 2023
Deadline: June 1, 2023

The purpose of the Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF) program is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate, and professional students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields (i.e., Medical and Life Sciences; Engineering; Physical Sciences; Chemistry; Natural Resources/Conservation; Mathematics and Computational Sciences; Earth, Environmental, and Agriculture/Animal Sciences; Technology; Computer Sciences; Architectural Sciences; Public Health; Psychology; etc.).

The maximum amount of an undergraduate award is $20,000 and the maximum amount of a graduate award is $30,000 per year. This opportunity is a need-based award.


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

  • Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group or provide documentation of ancestry to possession of 1/2 degree Indian blood of a federally recognized Tribe or Alaska Native group.
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree.
  • Be pursuing a degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field.


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