Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Udall Scholarship

The Udall Scholarships is a $5000 for undergraduate sophomores or juniors. Native American students or students interested in careers related to the environment are eligible to apply. Students must plan to be enrolled all of the 2011-2012 academic year. UIC can nominate up to 6 students for these awards. Please send information about the Udall to students in your department who might be interested. Alternatively, send me the names of students you think would be strong candidates and I will contact them. Please feel free to forward this to other faculty and staff who may be in contact with interested students.

The UIC deadline for the Udall nomination is February 7.

More information and access to the online application can be found online at http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx

Interested students should contact Beth Powers in the Office of Special Scholarship Programs as soon as possible to get advice on applying.

From the Udall website:

“In 2011, the 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; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

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 Udall Foundation seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in Native American health care and tribal public policy. Tribal policy includes 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. Native American health care includes health care administration, social work, medicine, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities.”

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