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Udall Selection Committee

Thank you for your time and effort to serve in the NISF selection committee. For questions and concerns, please contact Kiyoko Simmons at 505-277-0428,  505-227-9552, or nisf@unm.edu.

Committee Login || Rating Sheet

  • Please review the application forms by clicking “For Committee” button and “Review Applications” under Udall Scholarships at http://nisf.unm.edu/. You will receive your user name and password by email.
  • Please start reviewing the applications on November 21, 2016 as the deadline is 11:59 pm on 11/20.
  • Please identify the six top students in your rating sheet (#6).
  • Your rating sheets are due by the end of December 9, 2016. Please send them to Kiyoko by email (ksimmons@unm.edu) or campus mail (MSC06 3890).

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  1. To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment 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.
  2. To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy Tribal policy includes fields related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native  American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities.
  3. To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care. Native American health care includes health care administration, social work, medicine, and research into health conditions  affecting Native American communities.

The characteristics the Udall review committee seeks in the scholar

Demonstrated commitment to environmental or natural resource issues, to tribal public policy, or to Native American health care. Commitment is demonstrated through substantial contributions to and participation in one or more of the following: campus activities, research, tribal involvement, community or public service.

For applicants in environmental fields: Solid record in last two years of substantial time and effort to at least one or more of the following:

  • Campus activities (e.g., environmental/natural resource clubs, student initiatives, sustainability committees, etc.);
  • Research activities (e.g., independent and substantive research outside of course requirements related to environmental issues);
  • Community activities (e.g., volunteering with clean‐ups, park service internships, urban planning commissions, environmental non‐profits, etc.)

For applicants in tribal public policy or health care: Clear commitment to using current education and experiences to better his/her tribe, tribes in general, or Native American people in general AND involvement in the last two years with at least one or more of the following:

  • Campus activities (e.g. involvement with clubs/associations like AISES, SACNAS, Wunk Sheek, Unity..., Native American Student Center volunteer work, mentoring other Native students, etc.);
  • Research activities (e.g., independent and substantive research outside of course requirements, especially if nominee plans to go into health field);
  • Community activities (e.g. participation in Pow‐Wows or other cultural events, volunteer work).

Course of study and proposed career likely to lead to position where nominee can make significant contributions to the shaping of either environmental, or tribal public policy, or Native American health care issues, whether through scientific advances, public or political service, or community action.

For applicants in environmental fields: Course of study and proposed graduate study (if applicable) likely to lead to position where nominee can make significant contributions to the shaping of environmental issues, whether through scientific  advances, public or political service, or community action.

For applicants in tribal public policy or health care: Course of study and proposed graduate study (if applicable) likely to lead to position where nominee can make significant contributions to his/her tribe, tribes in general, or Native American people in general whether through scientific advances, public or political service, or community action.

Leadership, character, desire to make a difference, general well‐roundedness.

  • Demonstrated leadership potential in general
  • Civility, integrity, and consensus: character, desire to make a difference, problem‐solving through consensus
  • Generally well‐rounded
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Undergraduate Research
Honors College