The Special Higher Education Program (SHEP) provides financial assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in any field of study.
The number of awards and award amounts varies from year to year based on the number of qualified applicants and funding. This opportunity is a need-based award..
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 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 a graduate or professional degree in any field of study.
For any further questions, contact our Scholarship Operations team at fellowships@NativeForward.org.