The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation was established in 1992 in honor of Congressman Morris King Udall. The scholarship strives to support and encourage student involvement in environmental policy/science. The Udall Foundation awards approximately 80 undergraduate scholarships of up to $7000. For further information about the foundation and nomination guidelines visit the Udall Foundation website.
To qualify a student must be a current sophomore or junior and have outstanding potential, study environment and related issues OR a student who is a Native American or Alaska Native with sophomore or junior standing who has outstanding potential in fields related to Native American health care or tribal public policy. ("Sophomore" is defined as a student who has completed at least one year of full-time undergraduate study and intends at least two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall. "Junior" is defined as a student who intends to complete at least one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall. Students may apply for funding in both their sophomore and junior years; 3rd time applicants, however, will not be eligible.)
A student must also be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident alien, or a U.S. National from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands.
A student must have at least a B average and be nominated by his or her College or University. A student nominee need not be in environmental studies or a science major. The key requirement is a demonstrated interest in environmental issues, particularly policy issues. Representative majors have included political science, chemistry, biology, sociology, anthropology, public policy, and environmental studies.