Udall (Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation)
Internal Deadline: January 29, 2014
Liaison: Julie Fry
DescriptionThe Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is authorized to award approximately 80 scholarships to undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers related to the environment and to Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal public policy. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $5,000. Recipients are eligible for one year of support. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be renominated during the next year's competition.
EligibilityBe 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. Students may apply for funding in both their sophomore and junior years. 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 2012-13 academic year. Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.
Reed's Fellowships and Awards Committee selects applicants for nomination. All complete and eligible nominations are reviewed by an independent selection committee of the Udall Foundation. Scholars are selected on the basis of 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. 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. Leadership, character, desire to make a difference, general well-roundedness.
*Nominees in the categories of tribal public policy OR Native American health care must be Native American or Alaska Native.