Who is eligible to apply...
(1) College sophomores or juniors in the current academic year having outstanding potential and intending to pursue careers in the environment; and (2) Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year and have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in health care or tribal public policy may apply. Students must be properly nominated by accredited colleges or universities recognized by the Department of Education.
Applicants must be a matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education at the time of nomination. "Sophomore" is defined as a student planning two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning the next academic year. Students in two-year colleges planning to transfer to a baccalaureate program at another institution may be nominated. "Junior" is defined as a student who plans one more year of full-time under-graduate study beginning the next academic year. Student must have a college grade-point average of at least "B" (or the equivalent). Students must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien.
Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.
About this section:
This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy.
For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree,
3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible.
Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they
Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications
are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs,
the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.