Students are nominated by the university using the following requirements. Nominees must:
- Be a matriculated sophomore or junior-level student. ("Sophomore" is defined as a student who intends at least two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2010. "Junior" is defined as a student who intends at least one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2010).
- Be committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care (only Native Americans and Alaska Natives* are eligible to apply in tribal public policy or Native American health care).
- Have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent.
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident.
Eighty scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded and 50 honorable mentions receive awards of $350.
Please see also Fr. Bucko's website
The Udall faculty representative oversees the selection of the institutionís nominees, helps nominees prepare for the competition, and submits the nomination materials to the Foundation by the specified deadline.
The following items are required for each nominee:
- A completed Institution Nomination Form;
- A completed, signed Udall Scholarship Application;
- An 800-word essay, signed and dated;
- A current official college transcript and transcripts for other colleges attended;
- Three letters of recommendation.
Generally in early February. Please check with Fr. Bucko for details.
Scholars are selected on the basis of:
- Demonstrated commitment to environmental issues through substantial contributions to and participation in one or more of the following: campus activities, research, community or public service, OR;
- Demonstrated commitment to tribal public policy or Native American health care through substantial contributions to and participation in one or more of the following: campus activities, tribal involvement, community or public service, research.
- Leadership, character, desire to make a difference, general well-roundedness.
Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel or Dr. Lydia Cooper