Internal deadline:  February 5, 2016
National deadline: March 2, 2016, 11:59 p.m. MST

Eligibility requirements:  

  • Sophomore or junior 
  • Committed to career related to environment (Native Americans/Alaskan Natives committed to career in tribal public policy or Native American health care)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • Full-time student during year following application
  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Recipients may reapply       

Award summary and conditions: The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. In 2016, the Udall Foundation will award 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 each, and anticipates that at least 20 scholarships will be awarded in Tribal Public Policy and Native Health Care. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

  • $5,000 dollars for tuition, room and board or other educational expenses
  • All expense paid four-day Udall Scholar Orientation in Tucson
  • Access to Udall Alumni listserv of environmental and tribal professionals
  • To receive payments, a Udall Scholar must submit:
    • An acceptance of the scholarship;
    • An agreement to attend the Scholar Orientation in Tucson, Arizona
    • A statement of eligible expenses, certified by a financial officer of the college or university;
    • A completed Direct Deposit/EFT Enrollment form.

The Foundation may withhold or terminate a scholarship due to unsatisfactory academic performance, withdrawal from full-time academic enrollment, or failure to comply with any of the above conditions.

Application process: online.

The faculty representative (Keith Raether) will nominate you to register after you have expressed interest in the fellowship. 

Application requirements: 

  • Institutional nomination form from your faculty representative;
  • Completed application form (11 short answer questions) 
  • Essay: 800 words on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on the applicant's interests and goals
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges attended
  • List of courses in which applicant is currently enrolled
  • Letters of recommendation (3) 

Faculty Representative: Keith Raether           

Internal nomination: Yes. Whitman may submit up to six nominees

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