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Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarships (Deadline: March 1, 2019)

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Who Can Apply: Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  1. To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or
  2. To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or
  3. To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.

Each nominee must:

  • Be a matriculated sophomore or junior-level student at a two-year or four-year institution of higher education, pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree during the 2007-2008 academic year. “Sophomore” is defined as a student who intends at least two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2008. “Junior” is defined as a student who intends at least one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning in the fall. (Students may apply for funding in both their sophomore and junior years; 3rd time applicants, however, will not be eligible.)
  • 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.
  • Have a college grade-point average of at least a “B” or the equivalent.
  • Be pursuing full-time study during the following academic year.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.
  • For the purposes of the Scholarship Program, a Native American or Alaska Native is any individual who is:
  1. A member of an Indian tribe or band, as membership is defined by the tribe or band, including any tribe or band terminated since 1940 and any tribe recognized by the state in which the tribe or band resides;
  2. A descendant in first or second degree of a member of an Indian tribe or band, as membership is defined by the tribe or band, who can demonstrate affiliation with the tribal community according to criteria set by the Foundation;
  3. Considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose;
  4. An Eskimo, Aleut, or other Alaska Native;
  5. A permanent U.S. resident who is a member of the First Nations of Canada.

Submission: 

  • A completed, signed Udall Scholarship Application;
  • An 800-word essay, signed and dated;
  • A current official college transcript and transcripts for other colleges attended;
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Amount: Varies

Learn More: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/udall-ugrad.aspx?tab=1