Law students enrolled full-time at one of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation's 30 Constituent Law Schools who demonstrates a commitment to the study of natural resources law are eligible to apply for these tuition scholarships. Academic and leadership ability as well as financial need are evaluated by the Foundation's dedicated Scholarship Committee consisting of volunteer attorneys. The Scholarship Program consists of the Joe Rudd Scholarships, established in 1980 in honor of a prominent natural resources attorney in Alaska, and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarships, established in 1993. As of 2011, 331 scholarships have been awarded by RMMLF, totaling almost $1.5 million. Students must apply directly to the Rocky Mountain Minearl Foundation.