Available Scholarship Opportunities

The Udall Scholarship recognizes Native American and Alaska Native sophomores and juniors dedicated to making a positive impact in Indian Country. The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to students for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. There are two different types of awards:

  1. The Udall Scholarship is an award of up to $7,000 for college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native Nations or to the environment. There are three categories: Tribal Policy for Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of policy issues in Indian Country, Native Health Care for Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers, and environment for undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues.
  2. The Native American Congressional Internship is a community of 12 Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate, and law students who live and work in Washington, D.C., during the summer.

More information is available at https://udall.gov Interested students can also contact the Nicholls Faculty Representative, Dr. Deborah Cibelli, at deborah.cibelli@nicholls.edu The deadline date is February 24, 2020.

Education.com is offering 2 awards for teaching students from underrepresented groups this year. More detailed information on our scholarship awards can be found here: https://www.education.com/scholarships/

Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship aims to make an impact in the lives of aspiring teachers in America. To apply, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Deadlines: June 30th and January 1st every year

  • Must be enrolled in an Education-related major (see scholarship page for details)

  • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool through 5th grade teacher (any discipline)

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States

  • Open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students

  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Building the Future Scholarship program supports those who have financial or diversity struggles because we understand the need for a diverse classroom to create a stronger community. Twice per year, we will award two talented aspiring early childhood education teachers with a $5,000 scholarship each towards their educational expenses. To apply, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a low income student or student from an underrepresented group

  • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool-5th grade teacher (any discipline)

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States

  • Open to college undergraduates

  • Must be enrolled in an Education-related major (see scholarship page for details)

  • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Open to students from all states

  • Scholarship winner must provide an official transcript for enrollment verification