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Udall (Morris K. and Stuart L.) Scholarships

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders in environmental fields as well as Native American and Alaska Native leaders in Native American health care and Tribal public policy. Environmental fields span policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. 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. Udall Scholars are given the tools necessary to become the next generation of leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields or Native American issues. As a Scholar, you will receive up to $7,000 for academic expenses, be invited to attend a five-day orientation in Tucson, AZ, and become part of the Udall Alumni Network.

Office Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to a career related to one of three fields:
    • The environment – open to all students
    • Tribal public policy – open to Native American and Alaskan Native students
    • Native health care – open to Native American and Alaskan Native students
  • Full-time sophomore or junior
    • At time of application, at least 3 semesters completed and 1 full year remaining of undergrad study
  • Have a college GPA of 3.0 or higher

Application Process: The university is allowed to nominate up to four applicants for the environment option, and an additional four combined for the two Native options, so there is an internal selection process. Applications must be submitted by the deadline above. Applicants will be notified in early March if they've been nominated or not. Nominees will have a chance to revise their materials, if necessary, prior to final submission. Potential applicants must be registered in the Udall application system by the Fellowships Office. To get registered, email the office at univfellowships@psu.edu stating your intent to apply and please include the following details:

  • Legal name in full
  • Permanent residence
  • Notification address (sent in April, only needed if different from permanent residence)
  • Best telephone
  • Best email address
  • Udall Field of Study (Environment, Health Care, or Tribal Public Policy)
  • Nationality: (U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, Permanent Resident)
  • Grade level

To be considered for nomination applicants must submit their applications through Udall's application portal AND send materials directly to the Fellowships Office. The materials submitted via Udall's application portal are:

  • A completed online Udall Scholarship Application
  • An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. or Stewart L. Udall & its impact on your interests & goals

In addition, the following materials must be submitted directly to our office via email or hardcopy (univfellowships@psu.edu or 321 Boucke Bldg.):

  • Three letters of recommendation that speak to leadership, public service and academic achievements
    • Letters should come directly from your references and can be emailed so long as they are on letterhead and have a signature
  • Transcripts (unofficial are permitted)
  • Tribal verification (if relevant)

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Information
Current Status: 
Sophomore, Junior
Duration of Award: 
None (Award Only)
Other: 
Underrepresented Groups
Procedure: 
Office Nomination
Fields of Study: 
International Relations and Public Policy, STEM
Semester of Application Deadline: 
Spring (January – April)

Boucke Building
University Fellowships Office
321 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-8199
univfellowships@psu.edu

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