The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation grant scholarships to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.
Scholarships are offered in three categories:
Environment: for students with a determined commitment to the environment-related careers, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields.
Tribal Public Policy: for Native American and Alaska Native students with a determined commitment to tribal public policy careers, including 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.
Native Health Care: for Native American and Alaska Native students with demonstrated commitment to Native Health Care careers, including health care administration, social work, medicine, dentistry, counseling, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities, and other related fields.
Dartmouth can nominate four students whose careers will benefit Indian country (the tribal policy and Native health care categories) and four students whose careers will benefit the environment.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
To be eligible for a Udall Scholarship, a student must:
Be dedicated 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 may apply in tribal public policy or Native American health care.
Native American students pursuing tribal public policy or native health do not need to determine a commitment to the environment.
Students studying environmentally related careers do not need to be Native American, nor do they need to determine 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 current academic year.
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 current 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 described by the tribe or band, including any tribe or band completed since 1940 and any tribe honored by the state in which the tribe or band resides.
A descendant in a first or second degree of a member of an Indian tribe or band, as membership is defined by the tribe or band, who can determine affiliation with the tribal community according to criteria set by the Foundation.
Taken into consideration by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose.
An Eskimo, Aleut, or other Alaska Native.
A permanent US resident who is a member of the First Nations of Canada.