Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship Program

Purpose

Because environmental issues can be approached in a multidisciplinary way, the scholarship is offered to students from a broad range of disciplines. In awarding the scholarships, consideration will be given to the student's field of study, career objectives, and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field.

Award

The Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation will award approximately 80 scholarships to outstanding students, to be known as Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholars. Each scholar receives up to $7,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, whichever is less. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support per application year.

The award will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students:

Those who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and who study the environment and related fields.

Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and are in the fields related to health care or tribal public policy.

Eligibility Requirements for GW Applicants

To be considered for nomination as a Udall Scholar, a student must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Be a matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education at the time of nomination.
  • Have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent. It should be noted that this is only one of several qualifiers and that applicants will also be judged on the basis of other experience.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident alien, or, in the case of nominees from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, a U.S. national.

Nomination Procedures

All candidates must be nominated by their college or university. The Foundation will not solicit or accept applications directly from candidates. The Foundation invites student nominations from accredited two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., including their branch campuses. For further information about the application and nomination processes, please contact the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research at fellcent@gwu.edu.

Deadline

  1. GW Nomination: February 10, 2017.
  2. National: March 15, 2017.

We will post the deadlines for the 2017-2018 academic year as soon as they are released.