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Financial Aid & Scholarships Office

Scholarship Resources Office, University of Colorado Denver

Udall Scholarship

Udall Scholarship
The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation seeks in its scholars a strong commitment to pursue a career related to improving or preserving the environment.  The foundation also seeks Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or Native American healthcare.  Each university may nominate up to six candidates.
Focus- Applicants who are committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in Tribal public policy, OR Native American healthcare; the awards are offered based on these three categories   
Eligibility- Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or U.S. Permanent Resident; students must have a GPA equivalent to a “B”; sophomore standing students must intend to study at least two more years of full-time undergraduate study; junior standing students must intend to study at least one more year of full-time undergraduate study.  *Only Native American and Alaska Natives are eligible to apply in tribal public policy or Native American healthcare categories, all are encouraged to apply in the environment preservation and improving category
Submission- Scholarship application ,Institutional Nomination from Faculty Representative, 800-word essay regarding a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement made by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals, current official college transcripts, three letters of recommendation, *Native American and Alaska Native students must submit copies of relevant enrollment forms or descent documentation.
Criteria- Grades are less important than community service and leadership records but they are still significant; applicants should have at least a 3.0 and be in the top quarter of their class. 
Benefits- 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students

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