Student Deadline: Wed, Mar. 4, 2015

Purpose

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.

Eligibility

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.

Award

 Up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other approved educational expenses.

 Honorable Mentions receive a one-time honorarium $350.

Requirements

 An agreement to attend the Scholar orientation in Tucson, Arizona, August 4-9, 2015

Deadlines

 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, 2015

Scholarship Website:http://www.udall.gov