Northeastern Deadline: 01/19/2016

Fellowship Deadline: 02/24/2016

Award Details

The Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation awards 50 merit-based scholarships of up to $5,000 and 50 Honorable Mentions of $350.

Udall Scholars represent a broad range of academic majors and career interests. Recent Udall Scholars have majored in environmental sciences and policy studies, agriculture, political science, natural resource management, sociology, anthropology, American Indian studies, tribal policy, history, English, theater, landscape architecture, and public health, to name just a few areas.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or U.S. nationals.
  • Currently enrolled sophomores or juniors (for the purposes of the scholarship, the Udall Foundation defines ‘sophomore’ as a student who plans two more years of full-time undergraduate study at the time of application, and ‘junior’ as a student who plans one more year of full-time undergraduate study at the time of application).
  • Have a college grade-point average of at least a “B”.
  • For the tribal policy or health care scholarships, be Native American or Native Alaskan.

Selection Criteria

  • To apply for a Udall Scholarship, you must first be nominated by your institution’s faculty representative. The faculty representative serves as the liaison between your institution and the Foundation. The Udall Foundation does not accept applications directly from candidates.
  • College sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment.
  • Native American and Alaskan Native college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or health care.

Application Procedures

Interested students should contact the Fellowship Office for a Udall Scholarship Request for Reference forms.

Applicants for the Udall Scholarship must be endorsed by Northeastern. In order to apply for a Udall, therefore, please submit the following documents by our internal deadline.

The application consists of:

  • A complete application form. Interested students should complete the Preliminary Questionnaire located on the “Contact Us” page and contact the Office of Fellowships to be registered for the Udall application.
  • An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals;
  • Three letters of recommendation. DO NOT REGISTER YOUR REFERENCES through the online portal at this time. Instead, please contact the Office of Fellowships for a Request for Reference form and instructions about submission of these letters.
  • An official Northeastern University Transcript and any transcripts from other institutions you have attended.  Northeastern transcripts can be ordered through the Office of Registrar at 120 Hayden Hall or through the myNEU Web Portal. Send transcripts to Jonna Iacono, Director, Office of Fellowships at 411 Richards Hall.

Award Benefits

  • Up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses.
  • Four-day Udall Scholars Orientation in Tucson, Arizona to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders. All 2012 Scholars are required to attend this event. It will be held August 8-12, 2012, in Tucson, Arizona. The Foundation will arrange travel from the Scholar’s home or school; lodging and meals are provided.
  • Access to a network of environmental, Native American health and tribal policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv.

On Campus Contact Information

Dr. Jonna Iacono
Director, Office of Fellowships
450 Dodge Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617.373.3202

Fellowship Contact Information

Udall Foundation
130 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701