Udall 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.
- 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.
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Read about SDSU Udall Scholarship Recipient – Shannon Clark, Class of 2013
Who Should Apply?
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 2013-2014 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 2013.
- “Junior” is defined as a student who intends at least one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2013.
- 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 2013-2014 academic year.
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.
Native American and Alaska Native students in tribal public policy or health care must submit copies of relevant enrollment forms or descent documentation (for more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions). Members of the First Nations of Canada must submit proof of U.S. permanent residency. U.S. permanent residents must submit a copy of their permanent resident (“green”) card and a letter of intent to declare U.S. citizenship (First Nations are excepted).
*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.
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DATES TO WATCH
- October 2013
Faculty representatives can register students for the online application beginning October 1
- January 30, 2014
- SDSU Application Internal Deadline
- February 28, 2014
Deadline to register students for the online application
- March 1, 2014
Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. MST (Note: institutional deadlines may be earlier. Please check with your faculty representative.)
- March 28, 2014
Udall Scholars announced on website
- April 15, 2014
Deadline for Foundation receipt of Scholar Award Reply form
- May 15, 2014
Deadline for Foundation receipt of Scholar Travel Reply form
- August 7-11, 2014
Udall Scholar Orientation, Tucson, Arizona
THE UDALL SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES ENDORSEMENT FROM THE SDSU UDALL SELECTION COMMITTEE.