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Location: NM
Nonprofit Type: 501(c)3
EIN: 85-0222386
Fiscal Sponsor: N/A

Native Forward Scholars Fund


Throughout our 54-year history, Native Forward has empowered over 22,000 students from over 500 Tribes in all 50 states by providing scholarship dollars, support services and impactful programming for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. To inspire excellence with impact, we provide a holistic approach to fully support our student’s success. Our services and programming have been proven to result in a higher success rate for Native students.

The national graduation rate for Native undergraduate students is 41%. The rate for Native Forward’s undergraduates is 69%. Our graduate students’ rate is a remarkable 95%. Native Forward will continue to be the premier national resource in funding and empowering continued generations of Native students across all sectors by meeting the unmet need of every Native student who has the desire to achieve their degree(s). Over $430 million has been invested into Native students via scholarship programs, support services and Native student-focused programming.

Focus Areas

Advocacy | Arts, Culture, and Language | Community and Economic Development | Education | Sovereignty and Governance

Geography & Community Served