The Morris K. Udall Scholarship

Who is eligible? Must be a full-time sophomore or junior, with a GPA of at least 3.0 and a clear interest in matters affecting the environment and natural resources. The student must be nominated by the college or university.
When is the Deadline? Campus Deadline: Mid-February
Udall Deadline: Mid-March
Description Each year, the Foundation awards approximately 60 undergraduate scholarships of up to $7,000 to juniors and seniors in fields related to the environment, and to Native American and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or tribal policy.
How Do I Apply? Students may not apply directly for a Udall scholarship, but must be nominated by their institution's designated Udall faculty representative. Along with the essay, the student fills out an information form and provides a statement about the candidate's commitment to environmental issues.
Essay(s): Analyze a significant speech, policy statement or legislative act of either one of the Udall brothers, and assess the contemporary relevance of the document or initiative in question, along with the impact of this on the applicant's particular field of interest and career aspirations.
What happens after I submit an application? Applicants are notified of their award in April.
What's next? The Udall Scholar is required to attend the Scholar Orientation Weekend in mid-August, and is expected to pursue his or her studies full time during the fellowship year.
The Morris K. Udall Foundation was established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to honor Morris King Udall's thirty years of service in the House of Representatives. In 2009, Congress enacted legislation to honor Morris Udall's brother, Stewart L. Udall and add his name to the Udall Foundation: Stewart served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, and then as Secretary of the Interior from 1961 to 1969.. The Udall Foundation is an executive branch agency. The President of the United States appoints its board of trustees with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.
The Foundation's activities are supported by two distinct funds in the U.S. Treasury. Educational activities are supported primarily by interest generated by a trust fund established by Congress; the Foundation may also accept private donations for educational activities. The activities of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, which provides assessment, mediation, facilitation and related services to assist in resolving federal environmental conflicts, are supported by annual appropriations and fees charged for services.

For more information visit the Morris K. Udall Foundation website

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