|Initial Bowdoin Deadline:||December 2, 2013 (noon)|
|Final Bowdoin Deadline:||February 7, 2014 (noon)|
|Letters of Recommendation:||February 21, 2014 (noon)
|Campus Contacts:||Eileen Johnson, Environmental Studies Program Manager/GIS Analyst
Cindy Stocks, Director of Student Fellowships and Research
* Information derived from www.udall.gov
Please note: All applications received by the Initial Bowdoin Deadline will be reviewed by the selection committee; however under some extenuating circumstances, late applications may be accepted.
**Please see the website for the definitions of Native American and Alaska Native for the purposes of this scholarship program.
The U.S. Congress established the Udall Foundation as an independent executive branch agency in 1992 to honor Morris K. Udall's 30 years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2009, Congress enacted legislation to honor Stewart L. Udall and add his name to the Foundation. As set forth in the founding legislation, the purposes of the Foundation are to:
Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:
The Foundation expects annually to award 50 scholarships of up to $5,000 and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore and junior-level college students.
Udall Scholarships provide the Scholar up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. Recipients also participate in a four-day Udall Scholars Orientation in Tucson, Arizona to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, and other environmental and tribal leaders. All Scholars will be required to attend this event in August. Travel from the Scholar's home or school, lodging, and meals will be provided by the Foundation. Lastly, Scholars benefit from access to an active and growing alumni network of environmental, Native American health and tribal policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv.
Honorable Mentions receive access to the alumni network.
To be eligible, students must meet all of the following criteria:
Be committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy OR Native American health care.
At the time of application, be a matriculated sophomore or junior-level student at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education, pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree during the 2012-2013 academic year. (See "Who Can Apply" for more detailed information.)
Meet the following requirements:
Bowdoin’s Internal Selection Process. Since Bowdoin is allowed to nominate annually only six students in total regardless of category for the Udall Scholarship, the Committee will review the materials listed below to select Bowdoin’s six nominees. To be considered, applicants must notify Corey Colwill of their interest in applying so that Corey may register them in the Udall Foundation's online application system. Please note that the online application will be available after October 1.
By the “Initial Bowdoin Deadline” (see above), applicants must either (1) bring hard copies of the following materials to the Office Student Fellowships and Research or (2) electronically submit PDFs of the following items to Corey Colwill (email@example.com).
Please note that, while all applicants are expected to submit their application by the Initial Bowdoin Deadline for review by the selection committee, under some extenuating circumstances late applications may be accepted. Please contact Eileen Johnson or Cindy Stocks for more information.
Materials for the Final Application. If you receive Bowdoin’s nomination, it is your responsibility to continue revising and collecting your materials and to inform your recommenders of the relevant deadlines.
By the Final Bowdoin Deadline (see above), Bowdoin's nominees must submit an online Udall application which consists of:
More on the selection process. Applicants are notified of their final status during the later part of March.
Erica Berry '14
As an English and environmental studies coordinate major, Erica is interested in applying her passion for narrative to environmental issues, believing that storytelling can teach where science fact alone falls short. She is an Editor-in-Chief of the Bowdoin Orient 2013-14, and has interned in media for the environmental nonprofit Oceana. The Udall Scholarship recognizes Erica's environmental leadership and commitment thus far, and endorses her vision for how journalism can broaden discourse about the intersections between man and environment. (Read More)
Andrew Cushing '12
Andrew received a Udall Scholarship in recognition of his commitment to the environment and demonstrated leadership skills. As an environmental studies and history coordinate major, he is especially interested in historic preservation as a sustainable approach to combating climate change and sprawl. His list of accomplishments includes interning for New Hampshire's Land and Community Heritage Investment Program during the summer of 2010 and listing six of his hometown's buildings to the state historic register, a project he hopes will encourage his town to rethink their approach to handling historic structures. (Read more)
For a comprehensive list of Bowdoin fellowship winners, click here.