Deadline: February 2015
The Udall scholarship provides $5,000 for educational expenses to outstanding sophomores and juniors who fall into either one of the two following categories: 1) students who study the environment and related fields; OR 2) Native Americans or Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.
The scholarship was created in 1992 to honor Congressmen Morris K. Udall of Arizona. For three decades, Congressman Udall fought to preserve and protect the nation's environment, public lands, and natural resources. He also championed the tribal self-governing rights of Native American and Alaska Natives.
The Udall Foundation is looking for outstanding students who demonstrate, through their areas of study and public or community service activities, a commitment to and potential for making significant contributions to their fields. Applicants should have some coursework in ethics and public policy and/or public or community service experience in their chosen career fields.
Udall applicants interested in environmental issues have majored in a broad range of disciplines, including environmental engineering, agriculture, natural sciences, natural resource management, political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, history, public policy, and pre-law. Likewise, Native American and Alaska Native scholars have had backgrounds in American Indian studies, political science, sociology, geography, anthropology, tribal policy, economic development, government, health care, health sciences, and health policy.
The UC Berkeley selection committee will select the university's nominee based on the above application materials and criteria.
The current year's application becomes available in late-October. However, interested students should use the sample application available at the Udall wesite
UC Berkeley Udall applicants should make an individual advising appointment with Alicia Hayes, Udall scholarship campus representative. For more information, contact Alicia Hayes.