top of page
  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) Scholarship 2025

Updated: Jun 21

If you're an enrolled member of a U.S. Federally Recognized Tribe, and you are currently pursuing a degree in the field of Natural Resources, then you may be eligible for The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) Scholarship.

The NAFWS scholarship aims to help Native American and/or Alaskan Native students pursue their career and educational goals in the field of natural resources, by providing financial assistance. The NAFWS National Scholarship amount is $1500.00 to $2500.00 and will be given to recipients for the Fall of 2024. The scholarship is Open to incoming college freshmen, undergraduates, graduates, or PhD students.


NAFWS Scholarship Eligibility

To apply for the NAFWS Scholarship, the student:

  1. Must be an enrolled member of a **U.S. Federally Recognized Tribe.

  2. Must be a full-time student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher learning, pursuing a degree in a field of natural resources (no online students) for the award year.

  3. Degree fields include, but are not limited to, Watershed Science, Fisheries Biologist, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management, Conservation Law¹.

  4. Open to incoming college freshmen, undergraduates, graduates, or PhD students.

  5. Previous recipients of a NAFWS Scholarship may be considered and awarded, depending on the number of applicants received.


Application Requirements

  • Complete the 2024 NAFWS Scholarship

  • Submit an up-to-date resume or CV (no cover letter required due to the essay requirement).

  • Provide enrollment verification to a College and/or University for Fall 2024.

  • Attach a copy of the most recent high school, undergraduate, or graduate transcripts (unofficial are accepted).

  • Proof of Tribal Enrollment or submission of completed BIA Form 4432 is required.

  • Recommendation Letters: Two recommenders must submit a letter of recommendation to the NAFWS education coordinator. These letters should not come from family members and must be submitted by the recommender, not the applicant.


• Important Information

  • To determine which NAFWS region you will apply for, you can access a map of regions on this website

  • Students will be notified through email and phone call if they are selected as a recipient of the scholarship

  • The scholarship check will be sent to the students’ institution and not to the student.

  • Deadline: July 19, 2024 by 10 pm





bottom of page