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.
Scholarships offered in any of three categories:
- Students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment.
- Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy.
- Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.
The foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5,000 and 50 honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore- and junior-level college students.
A nominee must:
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.
- Be a matriculated sophomore- or junior-level student at a two-year or four-year institution of higher education.
- Be a full-time student.
- Have a college GPA of a least a “B” or equivalent.
- Be pursuing a bachelor’s or associate's degree.
- Be committed to a career related to the environment, 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 need not be Native American, nor must they demonstrate commitment to tribal public policy or Native health.
The complete nomination package is due in early March.