Established by Congress in 1992 to honor Morris King Udall’s 30 years of service in the House of Representatives and enhanced in 2009 to honor Steward L. Udall’s vast public service, the Udall Foundation is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through programs focused on environmental and Native American issues. The Udall Foundation is committed to promoting the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution.
The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.
The scholarship is offered to students pursuing environment careers from disciplines including, but not limited to: anthropology, agriculture, biology and other natural sciences, cultural studies, environmental engineering, geography, health care, health science, history, Indian studies, natural resource management, political science, pre-law, public policy, sociology, or tribal policy.
The Udall Foundation will award approximately 50 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions to individuals. In awarding the scholarships, consideration will be given to the student’s field of study, career objectives, and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a contribution to his or her field. The candidate’s plan of study should include coursework in ethics and public policy and/or public or community service experience in the area of the candidate’s career field.
Each scholarship covers up to $5,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, book, and room and board, whichever is less. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support per application year.
UM students seeking nomination for the Udall Scholarship must apply by the campus deadline: January 31, 2014. Below you will find detailed instructions on how to apply. The University of Miami may nominate no more than 6 students to compete nationally for the scholarship. A selection will be held to identify the nominees whose applications are most likely to succeed in the national competition.
October 2013 Application material available online.
January 31, 2014 All application materials must be submitted to the Prestigious Awards and Fellowships for review and possible endorsement.
Early March 2014 Completed application submitted by a UM representative must be received by the Udall Foundation.
April 2014 Winners announced.