Yale student from Alaska named Udall Fellow

Nyché T. Andrew, a Yup'ik and Inupiaq Indigenous woman from Anchorage, wants to advocate for Native education and Alaska's unique tribal leadership.

Nyché T. Andrew, whose traditional name is Skavaq Sivulliuqti, a rising graduate of Yale College pursuing a joint master's and bachelor's degree in political science and a certificate in education, has received a 2024 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship from the Udall Foundation.

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The highly competitive scholarship program recognizes future leaders in the fields of environmental, tribal policy and healthcare.

Andrew, a Yup'ik and Inupiaq Indigenous person from Anchorage, Alaska, is an enrolled tribal member of the Nome Eskimo Community, a shareholder in Calista Corporation, and a direct descendant of the Bering Straits Native Corporation. She is passionate about using her education to strengthen her contribution to her people.

She plans to pursue a law degree and return to Alaska to advocate for Indigenous education and Alaska's unique tribal leadership.

She was one of 55 scholarship recipients from 50 colleges and universities.

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship honors the legacy of Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-government, health care, and the management of public lands and natural resources

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