To be eligible, students must meet all of the following criteria:
Be committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy
OR Native American health care.
Be a sophomore or junior-level student, enrolled full-time at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of
higher education in the United States, pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree during the
Only Native Americans and Alaska Natives are eligible to apply in tribal public policy or Native
American health care.*
Native American students studying tribal public policy or native health do not need
to demonstrate commitment to the environment.
Likewise, students pursuing environmentally related careers do not need to be Native
American, nor do they need to demonstrate commitment to tribal public policy
or Native health.
Meet the following requirements:
"Sophomore" is defined as a student who has completed at least one year of full-time undergraduate study
and intends at least two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall .
"Junior" is defined as a student who intends at least one more year of full-time undergraduate
study beginning in fall .
Students may apply for funding in both their sophomore and junior years; 3rd time applicants,
however, will not be eligible.
Have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent.
Be pursuing full-time study during the
Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.
Native American and Alaska Native students in tribal public policy or health care must submit copies of
relevant enrollment forms or descent documentation (for more information, see our
Frequently Asked Questions). Members of the First Nations
of Canada must submit proof of U.S. permanent residency. U.S. permanent residents must submit a copy of
their permanent resident ("green") card and a letter of intent to declare U.S. citizenship (First Nations
*For the purposes of the Scholarship Program, a Native American or Alaska Native is any individual who is:
A member of an Indian tribe or band, as membership is defined by the tribe or band, including any tribe or band terminated
since 1940 and any tribe recognized by the state in which the tribe or band resides;
A descendant in first or second degree of a member of an Indian tribe or band, as membership is defined by the tribe or
band, who can demonstrate affiliation with the tribal community according to criteria set by the Foundation;
- Considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose;
- An Eskimo, Aleut, or other Alaska Native;
- A permanent U.S. resident who is a member of the First Nations of Canada.