Student Deadline: Wed, Mar. 4, 2015
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1992, the Morris K. Udall Foundation honors Congressman Morris King Udall’s thirty-year legacy of public service. As set forth in the foundation legislation, the purposes of the Foundation are to:
Increase the awareness of the importance of, and promote the benefit and enjoyment of the nation’s natural resources.
Foster a greater recognition and understanding of the role of the environment, public lands and resources in the development of the United States.
Identify critical environmental issues.
Develop resources to train professionals properly in environmental and related fields.
Provide educational outreach regarding environmental policy.
Through the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, provide assessment, mediation, and other related services to resolve environmental disputes involving federal agencies.
Be committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy OR Native American health care.
• Only Native Americans and Alaska Natives are eligible to apply in tribal public policy or Native American health care.*
• Native American students studying tribal public policy or native health do not need to demonstrate commitment to the environment.
• Likewise, students pursuing environmentally related careers do not need to be Native American, nor do they need to demonstrate commitment to tribal public policy or Native health.
Be a matriculated sophomore or junior-level student at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education, pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree during the 2014-2015 academic year.
• "Sophomore" is defined as a student who has completed at least one year of full-time undergraduate study and intends at least two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2013.
• "Junior" is defined as a student who intends at least one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2014.
• Students may apply for funding in both their sophomore and junior years; 3rd time applicants, however, will not be eligible.
Meet the following requirements:
• Have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent.
• Be pursuing full-time study during the 2014-2015 academic year.
• Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.
Up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other approved educational expenses.
Honorable Mentions receive a one-time honorarium $350.
An agreement to attend the Scholar orientation in Tucson, Arizona, August 4-9, 2015
Students are nominated by their university’s faculty representative, who is the liaison between the institution and the Foundation. Each university may nominate up to six candidates for the Udall Scholarship.
Deadline to register students for the online application, March 3, 2015
Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. MST by March 4, 2015
Udall Scholars announced on website May 1, 2015
Deadline for Foundation receipt of Scholar Award Reply form May 15, 2015Scholarship Website:http://www.udall.gov