In 2012, the Udall Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 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 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 (NOTE: students interested in the environmental category need *not* be native American or Alaska native); 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.
Scholarship Benefits include:
- Up to $5000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses.
- Four-day Udall Scholars Orientation in Tucson, Arizona to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, and other environmental and tribal leaders. All Scholars are required to attend this event in August. Travel, lodging, and meals will be provided by the Foundation.
- Access to an active and growing alumni network of environmental, Native American health and tribal policy professionals.
Honorable Mentions receive a one-time honorarium of $350 and access to the alumni network.
There is a Tufts-sponsored session on application process next Thursday, October 27, 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the Mayer Campus Center, upper -level conference room.