|Initial Bowdoin Deadline:||December 3, 2012 (noon)|
|Final Bowdoin Deadline:||February 14, 2013 (noon)|
|Letters of Recommendation:||February 25, 2013 (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.
Established by Congress in 1992 to honor Morris K. Udall’s thirty years of service in the House of Representatives and enhanced by Congressional action in 2009 to honor Stewart L. Udall's vast public service, the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs focused on environmental and Native American issues. The Udall Foundation is also committed to promoting the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution.
Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:
In 2013, the Foundation expects 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.
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.
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 Emily Briley of their interest in applying so that Emily 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 Emily Briley (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.
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)
Teona Williams '12
Teona graduated as a history and environmental studies major with a minor in Africana studies. Her research interests range from African Americans' relationship to nature in the early twentieth century to environmental justice. Teona plans to become a professor of African American and environmental history and to start a not-for-profit that increases the diversity in outdoor recreation. The Udall Scholarship recognizes Teona's successful efforts to support African Americans' engagement with nature and her vision to create a future that includes greater diversity within the environmental movement. (Read more)
For a comprehensive list of Bowdoin fellowship winners, click here.