Udall Scholarship

DEADLINE:
Applications due: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 11:59pm via CARAT

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Each year, the Udall Foundation awards 55 scholarships of up to $7000 each and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

Eligibility:
To be eligible, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Be committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy OR Native American health care.  (Only Native Americans and Alaska Natives are eligible to apply in tribal public policy or Native American health care. Native American students studying tribal public policy or native health do not need to demonstrate commitment to the environment. Likewise, students pursuing environmentally related careers do not need to be Native American, nor do they need to demonstrate commitment to tribal public policy or Native health.)
  2. Be a sophomore or junior
  3. Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.

Benefits:
Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  • To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy, including fields related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care, including health care administration, social work, medicine, dentistry, counseling, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities, and other related fields.

Selection Criteria:
Scholars are selected on the basis of:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to environmental or natural resource issues; OR Demonstrated commitment to tribal public policy; OR Demonstrated commitment to Native American health care.  Commitment is demonstrated through substantial contributions to and participation in one or more of the following: campus activities, research, tribal involvement, community or public service.  Nominees in the categories of tribal public policy OR Native American health care must be Native American or Alaska Native.
  2. Course of study and proposed career likely to lead to position where nominee can make significant contributions to the shaping of either environmental, or tribal public policy, or Native American health care issues, whether through scientific advances, public or political service, or community action.
  3. Leadership, character, desire to make a difference, general well-roundedness.
  • Applications due: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 11:59pm via CARAT
  • Selection Committee meeting: Mid-February
  • National deadline: TBA

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