MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation was authorized by the United States Congress in 1992 to honor Congressman Morris K. Udall and his legacy of public service. The Udall Foundation furthers Congressman Udall's legacy by awarding scholarships of up to $5000 to (1) undergraduate students who study the environment and related fields, OR (2) to Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate students in fields related to health care and tribal public policy. Please note that this scholarship is NOT solely for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.
Morris K. Udall's career was distinguished by civility, integrity, and consensus. For three decades, Congressman Udall served his country with distinction and honor. His legacy has impacted this nation's environment, public lands, and natural resources, instilling in this nation's youth a love and respect for these resources. Congressman Udall also championed the rights of Native Americans and Alaska Natives and used his leadership in congress to strengthen tribal self-governance.
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 and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development and education.
(Information taken from Udall Foundation Website)
The Udall Foundation will award approximately 75 undergraduate scholarships ($5000 each) in the spring for use during the next academic year, and SMU may nominate up to six students for consideration by the scholarship Foundation. The Committee at SMU will select nominees representing either or both scholarship categories from among eligible undergraduates.
Application form. The preliminary application should be submitted on the official application form which may be downloaded from the official Udall web site. The application should be delivered to SMU's Office of National Fellowships, Perkins Administration Building.
DEADLINE: Campus deadline January; Final Udall due date March.