The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. In 2018, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. This is not an FIU based scholarship, but a University nomination is required to compete for this award.
- College Sophomore or Junior
- Identified as Native American/Alaska Native
Or interest in environmental sciences
- In order to be eligible for consideration each student must *
Be sure to registrar on the Udall Scholarship Website: https://www.udall.gov/ourprograms/scholarship/scholarship.aspx
1. Submit an Academic Resume
2. Your Aspirations: 1. In one or two sentences, describe your career goal. 2. What are your professional aspirations? What issues, needs or problems do you hope to address? Indicate in which area(s) of the environment, or tribal public policy, or Native American health care you are considering making your career and specify how your academic program and your overall educational plans will assist you in achieving your goals.
3. Describe a leadership experience in which you made a difference on campus or in your community.
The best answers will briefly describe the problem or situation, explain the student’s role, and demonstrate the impact of the student’s actions. Because there are many interpretations of what constitutes leadership, here are some qualities that a Udall Scholar should demonstrate:
• Motivates or inspires others to action
• Works with opposing groups to bring about consensus
• Identifies problems and implements solutions
• Takes initiative and seeks out opportunities
4. Describe non-course-related research experience, if applicable. Indicate which areas of the environment, or tribal public policy, or health care your research affects, and the ways in which the experience will assist you in achieving your goals.
This question was added a few years ago to give applicants with heavy science backgrounds the chance to elaborate on their activities and goals. However, many students will describe non-scientific research. Regardless, we want students to explain:
• What role he or she took in the research
• Why the research was undertaken
• What was learned from the experience and/or the research itself
5. In 800 words or less, discuss a significant public speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by Congressman Morris K. Udall or Secretary of Interior Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your field of study, interests, and career goals.
6. 3 Letters of recommendation (as outlined by application guidelines in the Udall website). The letters of recommendation can be sent to our email as well if the references do not want to send these directly to the student.
To be considered for university endorsement please begin your application by going to: https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Apply.aspx
Student who move forward will go through an interview process to determine if they will be endorsed by FIU to compete at the national level. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.