The 2013-14 process is currently in the final nomination stage and closed to applicants
The Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation annually awards approximately 50 scholarships of up to $5000 to sophomore and junior students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields; or Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or Native health care.
- be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education during the application year.
- have a college grade-point average of at least "B"
- be a United States citizen, U.S. National, or a permanent resident
- Application Form (make sure to keep a saved copy of this)
- Purdue transcript and transcripts from any other colleges/universities attended
- An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals
- Three letters of recommendation
Characteristics of a Competitive Application
- a cohesive "story" beginning with the career goal statement and supported by activities, research, jobs/internships, transcripts, letters, and the essay.
- Short essay answers that demonstrate your commitment to environmental issues, tribal public policy, or Native health care.
- A well articulate a career "path" or field - if you don't know exactly what you want to do, be clear about what issues you want to work on and use the application to show readers how you're preparing yourself to make an impact
- Read widely among the speeches, legislation, and policy statements of Congressman Morris K. Udall or Secretary of Interior Stewart L. Udall. For the essay, choose a speech or piece of legislation that clearly relates to your interests and career goals.
- Demonstrated desire for problem-solving or consensus-building;
- Illustrated leadership potential.
All applicants must be nominated by their college or university. As such, Purdue applicants are reviewed by an internal committee and up to 6 nominees are sent forward to the Udall Foundation for consideration. Students applying must submit application materials to the National and International Scholarships Office as follows:
Step 1 is to indicate interest in the Udall Scholarship here. This questionnaire includes submission of your recommendation writers and should not be submitted until you have identified those individuals. In response to this submission, you will receive application information when the application is open, and your recommenders will receive an email from NISO with information about the scholarship, submission instructions, and tips for writing a strong Udall Scholarship recommendation.
All materials should be submitted electronically to the NISO Director by the campus deadline for inclusion in the campus selection process.
- Students must submit the application form, transcripts, and essay (Note: Purdue transcripts should be ordered via MyPurdue and sent directly to the NISO Director)
- Recommenders must submit recommendation letters directly to the NISO Director
The campus committee will meet following the campus application deadline, review applications, and recommend up to 6 students for formal nomination. Students and their recommenders will be notified of the student's nomination status via email. Students selected for nomination will be provided additional application instructions at that time.
All application materials must be submitted by the campus deadline of TBD, January 2014