The Morris K. Udall Foundation was established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to honor Morris King Udall's thirty years of service in the House of Representatives. Morris Udall's career was distinguished by civility, integrity, and consensus, as well as a commitment to preservation of the nation's natural environment. Consistent with these values, the Udall Foundation is committed to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through studies in the environment, Native American health and tribal policy, and effective public policy conflict resolution.
Each year, the Morris K. Udall Foundation awards eighty undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to juniors and seniors in fields related to the environment, and to Native American and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or tribal policy. Thirty students will be named "Honorable Mentions" and receive awards of $350.
- Extensive record of campus and community service directed towards environmental issues and causes, or to tribal policy or health care.
- Demonstrated commitment to and career goals consistent with improving, preserving, protecting or restoring our environmental resources, or to tribal public policy or health care.
- Knowledge and understanding of Morris K. Udall's legacy of public service, particularly as it relates to career goals.
- Demonstrated leadership, character, integrity and well-roundedness.
- Be a sophomore or junior at an accredited two or four year institution at the time of nomination.
- Have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" or equivalent.
- U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or a U.S. national (in the case of nominees from American Samoa).
- For the health care or tribal policy scholarships be a Native American or Alaska Native.
- To apply for a Udall Scholarship, you must be nominated by the SPU faculty representative. The SPU faculty representative for this scholarship is Cindy Fitch.
- The SPU application deadline is January 16, 2011.
- The national Udall Scholarship review committee must receive the completed nomination package for candidates from a faculty representative by March 2, 2011.
It is very important to refer to the Udal Scholarship web site for specific and complete information regarding this scholarship.