What: Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges? Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of this area through public service? Do you inspire and motivate others to take action? Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?
Apply / Deadline : If so, consider applying for a Udall Scholarship through the College’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. CofC can nominate up to 8 students for this prestigious award. The application deadline is March 8, but you should plan on sharing a complete draft of your application with the National Awards office no later than February 20.
Udall Scholars are selected on the basis of:
- Commitment to a career related to the environment, or to tribal public policy, or to American Indian health care;
- Leadership, public service, consensus building, and integrity;
- Academic achievement
- An understanding of the Udall legacy, demonstrated through the application essay.
The Udall Scholarship provides
- Access to the Udall Alumni Network: an association of environmental and tribal leaders and public servants sharing innovative ideas, professional advice, and job and internship opportunities.
- Four days in Tucson, Arizona, at Scholar Orientation: extending your professional network, meeting other scholars and alumni, and learning new skills.
- Up to $5,000 for eligible academic expenses.
If interested in this or other awards, e-mail Dr. Vander Zee, director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, or drop by his office hours on the second floor of 10 Green Way, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 12:00, or by appointment. You can also learn more about this and other awards at the Awards Search and News site.