Udall Scholarship: For sophomores and juniors engaged with environmental or Native American policy issues

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program was created to honor Congressman Morris K. Udall and his legacy of public service by awarding scholarships to those who intend to pursue careers in addressing environmental issues on a local, national, or global scale OR issues impacting Indian country in the areas of health care or tribal policy. The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,000. Scholars also attend a fully funded four-day orientation in Tucson, Arizona, where they meet in early August with fellow Udall Scholars, elected officials, and environmental and tribal leaders. Juniors are eligible for one year of support; sophomores may be renominated during their junior year and compete for a second year of support.

Candidates for all Udall Scholarships must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have outstanding academic credentials, and be able to demonstrate a strong commitment, through academic and extracurricular activities, to the environment or to Native health care or tribal policy.

Candidates for Udall Scholarships in Tribal Policy or Native Health Care must also be enrolled in a state or federally recognized tribe or band; or have at least one parent or grandparent who is/was an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized tribe or band; or be a member of the First Nations of Canada.

Contact Dr. Kathleen Barry at kbarry18@jhu.edu in the JHU National Fellowships Program if you are interested in applying.

For more information about the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship, see the National Fellowships Program's webpage.