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 Stewart L. Udall’s vast public service, the Udall foundation is a federal agency providing programs to promote leadership, education, collaboration, and conflict resolution in the areas of environment, public lands, and natural resources. The Foundation seeks to strengthen Native nations and to encourage the continued use and appreciation of our nation’s resources.
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 American Indian and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.
The scholarship is offered to students pursing environmental 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 manage¬ment, 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, consider-ation 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 for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. 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 29, 2016. 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.
Application material available online.
January 29, 2016
All application materials must be submitted to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships for review and possible endorsement.
Early March 2016
UM nominees must submit complete application online to the Udall Foundation.
May 1, 2016