The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation expects to award 60 scholarships of up to $7000 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. For additional information, see the Udall Foundation facebook group, which has application advice as well as information about American Indian and Alaska Native students in higher education at Native Education @ Udall Foundation.
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
To be eligible for a Udall Scholarship, a student must:
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
Be a sophomore or junior-level student, enrolled full-time at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education in the United States, pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree during the 2015-2016 academic year.
- "Sophomore" is defined as a student who has completed at least one year of full-time undergraduate study and intends at least two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2016
- "Junior" is defined as a student who intends at least one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2016
- Students may apply for funding in both their sophomore and junior years; 3rd time applicants, however, will not be eligible
Meet the following requirements:
- Have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent
- Be pursuing full-time study during the 2016-2017 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:
- 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;
- 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;
- Considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose;
- An Eskimo, Aleut, or other Alaska Native;
- A permanent U.S. resident who is a member of the First Nations of Canada.
Udall Scholarship applicants must be nominated by the Dartmouth College Committee on Graduate Fellowships. Any student wishing to be nominated should contact the Scholarship Advising Office. Students must be registered by their institution in order to access the online application. The following materials must be submitted to Scholarship Advising by the campus deadline of February 2, 2016:
- Scholarship Registration Web Form (Submit PRIOR to the campus deadline)
This form provides Scholarship Advising with the necessary information to open an application file and communicate with you about the application process and important deadlines and considerations.
- Complete the Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (Submit to Scholarship Advising by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)
- Udall Scholarship Application
- 800-Word Essay
- Official Transcript (with Fall grades). Please request an official transcript online to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can do this through the Registrar. For any other non-Dartmouth transcripts, please request official copies to be sent to: Scholarship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Hanover, NH 03755.
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Copy of tribal enrollment card or other tribal verification (if applicable)
The Committee on Graduate Fellowships will read your application materials and decide on nominations. You will be informed of your status via email.
Letters of Recommendation
The 3 Letters of Recommendation should be sent via email to email@example.com. For more information on recommendation letters, click here.
Final Application Submission
The Scholarship Advising office will submit your final application with the Institution Nomination Form to the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation by the application deadline of March 2, 2016.
Udall Application Schedule
February 2, 2016
Campus deadline for nomination materials
March 2, 2016
Udall application deadline
Udall Scholars Announced
Email Scholarship Advising
Udall Undergraduate Scholarship Web Site
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