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The Morris K. Udall Scholarship awards scholarships and honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students. Scholarships are offered in any of three categories: (1) to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or (2) to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or (3) 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 Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education. Students are nominated by their college’s faculty representative, who is the liaison between the institution and the Foundation.  Each nominee must submit a formal application, 800-word essay, official college transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

Eligibility
Sophomores or Juniors  with a GPA greater than 3.0 who have (1) demonstrated a commitment to the environment OR (2) are Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or careers related to Native health care.

Citizenship
Students are required to be US citizens or permanent resident aliens.

Duration
One academic year. Deadline The campus deadline for students to submit applications to the Colby faculty representative for consideration is January 15.  The campus deadline for students invited to submit revised applications is February 25. Amount Up to $5,000.

Website: http://www.udall.gov/ourprograms/mkuscholarship/mkuscholarship.aspx

Campus Contact
Professor Phillip Nyhus pjnyhus@colby.edu Diamond 202
207-859-5358