- Northeastern: 01/22/2024
- Fellowship: 03/01/2024
Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country? Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service? Do you inspire and motivate others to take action? Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building? If you answered “yes” to these questions, the Udall Scholarship may be right for you. The Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation awards 55 merit-based scholarships of up to $7,000 each.
You can be interested in either the environment or tribal policy; you do not need to be interested in both.
Udall Scholars represent a broad range of academic majors and career interests. Recent Udall Scholars have majored in environmental sciences and policy studies, agriculture, political science, natural resource management, sociology, anthropology, American Indian studies, tribal policy, history, English, theater, landscape architecture, and public health, to name just a few areas.
Needs Institutional Endorsement
US Citizenship Required
Minimum GPA: 3.2
- U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or U.S. nationals.
- Currently enrolled sophomores or juniors (for the purposes of the scholarship, the Udall Foundation defines ‘sophomore’ as a student who plans two more years of full-time undergraduate study at the time of application, and ‘junior’ as a student who plans one more year of full-time undergraduate study at the time of application).
- Have a college grade-point average of at least a “B”.
- For the tribal policy or health care scholarships, be Native American or Native Alaskan.
- Endorsement of Northeastern University
- To apply for a Udall Scholarship, you must first be nominated by your institution’s faculty representative. The faculty representative serves as the liaison between your institution and the Foundation. The Udall Foundation does not accept applications directly from candidates.
- College sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment.
- Native American and Alaskan Native college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or health care.
- Up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses.
- Five-day Udall Scholars Orientation in Tucson, Arizona to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders. All Scholars are required to attend this event. It will be held in Tucson, Arizona. The Foundation will arrange travel from the Scholar’s home or school; lodging and meals are provided.
- Access to a network of environmental, Native American health and tribal policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv.
Applicants for the Udall Scholarship must be endorsed by Northeastern. Interested students should contact the Undergraduate Research and Fellowships for Udall Scholarship Request for Reference forms, to be registered on the Udall Scholarship application site, and to learn how to register for the Northeastern Internal Fellowship Portal. The application will be completed on the Udall Scholarship Application site, and uploaded as a PDF onto the Northeastern Internal Fellowship Portal by the internal deadline. References will also be solicited through the internal portal and are due for the internal deadline.
The following is included in the Udall application:
- A complete application form. Interested students should complete the Preliminary Questionnaire located on the “Contact Us” page and contact the Office of Fellowships to be registered for the Udall application.
- An 800-word essay on a topic specified by the Udall Foundation;
- Three letters of recommendation. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships for a Request for Reference form and instructions about submission of these letters.
- An official Northeastern University Transcript and any transcripts from other institutions you have attended. Northeastern transcripts can be ordered through the Office of Registrar or through the myNortheastern Web Portal. Once applicants are registered for the Udall application, the transcript should be directly uploaded to the application.
All of the above must be consolidated into one PDF, and sent as an attachment through the internal portal. Please do NOT email the transcript to the URF office — upload it directly to your internal application.