Internal deadline: TBA (February) 
National deadline: March 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. MST

Eligibility requirements:  

  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
  • 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
  • Recipients may reapply       

Award summary and conditions: The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for their leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. 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.

Benefits include: 

  • $7,000 dollars for tuition, room and board or other educational expenses
  • All expense paid four-day Udall Scholar Orientation in Tucson, Arizona 
  • Access to Udall Alumni listserv of environmental and tribal professionals

Application process: online (Faculty representative Keith Raether will register applicants online at their request)

Application requirements: 

  • Institutional nomination form from faculty representative
  • Application form (11 short answer questions) 
  • Essay (800 words on a speech, legislation, and/or policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall)
  • Official transcript(s) 
  • 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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