Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship*

Gustavus Fellowships Office

Initial Gustavus Deadline: Early December (noon)
Campus Interview: N/A
Final Gustavus Deadline: Mid-February
Web site: www.udall.gov
Campus Contact: Eric Vrooman, Fellowships Coordinator

Description

Established by Congress in 1992 to honor Morris K. Udall’s thirty years of service in the House of Representatives, the Morris K. Udall Foundation is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through studies in the environment and Native American health and tribal public policy. The Udall Foundation is also committed to promoting the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution.

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  • To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care

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 community health care, tribal government and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.

Benefits

The Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students. Udall Scholarships provide the Scholar up to $5,000 and may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, or other specifically approved expenses. Recipients also participate in a four-day Udall Scholars Orientation with travel from the Scholar’s home or school, lodging, and meals provided by the Foundation and become part of a national network of Udall Scholars.

 

 

*Information derived from www.udall.gov
** Please see the Web site for the definitions of Native American and Alaska Native for the purposes of this scholarship program.