Northeastern Deadline: 02/08/2013
Fellowship Deadline: 02/27/2013
The Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation awards 80 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Applicants must be endorsed by Northeastern University. To gain access to the online application system, please e-mail Dr. Jonna Iacono at the address below. She will send you a link that will enable you to access the online system for our internal deadline.
The application consists of:
- An institutional nomination form submitted to your faculty representative;
- An 11-question application form;
- 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;
- A current official college transcript and transcripts for other colleges attended;
- Three letters of recommendation.
- 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
423 Richards Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Fellowship Contact Information
130 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701