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Udall Scholarships

For Sophomores and Juniors interested in careers in Environmental Public Policy OR Tribal Public Policy OR Native American Health Care

Outstanding UCLA sophomores and juniors preparing for careers in Environmental Public Policy, OR 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) are invited to apply for the Udall Scholarship. The Udall Foundation seeks applicants with strong academic records, and demonstrated leadership and service.

$5,000 per year to cover eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, room and board.

An applicant must be nominated by UCLA and:

1) Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
2) Be a sophomore or junior at the time of application ("sophomore" is defined as a student with two more years of undergraduate study after the year of application; a "junior" is defined as a student with one more year of undergraduate study after the year of application
3) Be enrolled in an undergraduate major that will lead to a career related to the environment or a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care
4) Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
5) Demonstrate leadership and service

You may not apply directly for a Udall Scholarship. You must be nominated by UCLA. Up to six students can be nominated. In order to be considered for UCLA nomination, you must meet all of the eligibility requirements listed above and follow the instructions below:
Please submit a current resume and an unofficial copy of your UCLA transcript (if you are a transfer student, please submit an unofficial transcript from your transfer institution). Your resume should list all honors and awards and include all activities and involvements (college and high school) that demonstrate your history of service to and leadership in environmental issues, or issues of tribal public policy, or Native American health care, and that demonstrate your committment to a career related to one of these fields.

If you are nominated by UCLA, you will be asked to write an essay discussing a significant public speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by Congressman Morris K. Udall or Secretary of Interior Stewart L. Udall. In one or two sentences, please indicate which speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement you would choose. You are NOT required to write the essay at this point.

Make TWO sets, each containing a resume, a transcript/s, and your essay topic and submit both sets to Honors Programs, A311 Murphy Hall no later than the UCLA NOMINATION DEADLINE:

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, by 4 pm

You will be notified via email once the nominees have been selected.

Visit the Udall Scholarship website for complete scholarship information.