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.

Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program 2024-2025

Status: Open
Deadline: June 1, 2024

The Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program, created in the memory of Jane Wilson Hooper and Colonel Philip L. Hooper, provides financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Technology (Associate of Applied Science) full-time at an accredited institution. Applicants must hold a current GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The maximum amount of an academic year award is $5,000. This opportunity is a renewable, merit-based award.


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

  • Be an enrolled member or a descendant of a federally or state-recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group.
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Technology (Associate of Applied Science).
  • Possess an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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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.