Udall Foundation Announces 2023 Native American Graduate Fellows
The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Morris K. Udall and John S. McCain III Native American Graduate Fellowship in Tribal Policy (Native American Graduate Fellowship). The Native American Graduate Fellowship is awarded to outstanding Native American and Alaska Native graduate students who are currently pursuing advanced degrees in health care fields and who have demonstrated a commitment to Native health care.
The 2023 Native American Graduate Fellows were selected by an independent review committee on the basis of academic achievement, professional goals, and personal commitment to Native health care. They will each receive an award of $25,000 for the 2023-2024 academic year. This year’s class includes three graduate students in various health care disciplines representing three Tribes and three universities.
The 2023 Native American Graduate Fellows are:
- Hailey Baker, Cherokee Nation, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
- Monica Desjardins, Navajo Nation, Johns Hopkins University.
- Steven Harris, Native Village of Afognak, Pacific University.
The Native American Graduate Fellowship Program honors the legacies of Morris K. Udall and John S. McCain III. Click to learn more about the Native American Graduate Fellowship and meet the 2023 Native American Graduate Fellows.
For more information about the Native American Graduate Fellowship Program, please contact Jason Curley at (520) 901-8564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Udall Foundation
The Morris K. Udall Foundation was established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 as an independent executive branch agency to honor Morris K. Udall's lasting impact on this Nation’s environment, public lands, and natural resources, and his support of the rights and self-governance of Native Americans and Alaska Natives. In 2009, Congress enacted legislation to also honor Stewart L. Udall for his half century of distinguished national leadership in environmental and Native American policy. The agency is known today as the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation) and is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.
The Udall Foundation is authorized by Congress to:
- Award Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internships for study in fields related to the environment and to Native Americans and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care and Tribal public policy.
- Connect youth to the Nation’s public lands and natural resources to foster greater understanding, appreciation, stewardship, and enjoyment of those lands and resources through photography, positive outdoor experiences, and environmental education through the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus® Program.
- Provide funding to the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy to conduct policy research and outreach on the environment and related themes.
- Provide funding to the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, a program of the Udall Center, for research, education, and outreach on Native American and Alaska Native health care issues and Tribal public policy issues.
- Provide funding through the Udall Center to The University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections to serve as the repository for the papers of Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall and other such public papers as may be appropriate and assure such papers' availability to the public.
- Provide impartial collaboration, consensus-building, training, and conflict resolution services on a wide range of environmental, natural and cultural resources, Tribal, and public lands issues, conflicts, and disputes involving the Federal Government through the John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution.
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