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Student nominations sought for Morris Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
IU deadline: February 5, 2010
National deadline: March 2, 2010
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation was established in 1992 in honor of Congressman Morris K. Udall. The scholarship strives to support and encourage student involvement in environmental policy/science. The Udall Foundation awards approximately 80 undergraduate scholarships of up to $5000. For further information about the foundation and nomination guidelines, visit www.udall.gov/.
To qualify a student must be a current sophomore or junior and have outstanding potential and study environment and related issues OR be a student who is a Native American or Alaska Native with sophomore or junior standing with outstanding potential in fields related to health care or tribal public policy. ("Sophomore" is defined as a student who intends to complete at least two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2010. "Junior" is defined as a student who intends to complete at least one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2010.)
A student must also be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident alien, or a U.S. National from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands.
A student must have at least a B average and be nominated by his or her college or university. A student nominee need not be in environmental studies or a science major. The key requirement is a demonstrated interest in environmental issues, particularly policy issues. Representative majors have included political science, chemistry, biology, sociology, anthropology, public policy, and environmental studies.
Indiana University will select six candidates for the national competition. To be considered for selection as an IU Bloomington candidate, eligible students must complete and submit a nomination package. The application material is available at www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/ApplicationMaterials.aspx.
The nomination package includes:
Submit nomination package to:
IU Faculty Representative, Matthew Auer, Dean of the Hutton Honors College, Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 811 E. Seventh St., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
Revised: December 2, 2009
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