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Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program - #85.400

Each September the chief executive officers of accredited U.S. colleges and universities are invited to appoint a Udall Scholarship faculty representative to manage the selection and nomination of up to six students for the upcoming year's Udall Scholarships. The nomination forms are available on the Foundation's website ( in September. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The faculty representative of an institution is the key person in the Udall Scholarship selection process and serves as liaison between his/her institution and the Foundation. The faculty representative is responsible for publicizing the Udall Scholarships on campus, soliciting recommendations of students with significant commitment to the environment and outstanding Native American and Alaska Native students that demonstrate a commitment to pursue a career related to health care or tribal public policy from members of the faculty; establishing the process to select the best qualified candidates to be nominated; helping nominees prepare for the competition; and ensuring that the institutions nominations are complete and are forwarded to the Udall Scholarship Review Committee by the stated deadline. The following information on the official nominating materials, must be included with each scholarship nomination: (1) Institutional Nomination Form that verifies the nominee's eligibility and formally transmits the nomination to the Review Committee. This document must be completed and signed by the faculty representative or the nomination cannot be considered; (2) Nominee Information Form that affirms the nominee's wish to be considered for the scholarship; provides biographical information about the nominee's background, interests and plans, and provides a statement about the nominee's intent to enter an eligible career and specifies how the student's educational plans will provide preparation for that career; (3) nominee's essay of 800 words or less analyzing a speech or piece of legislation of Congressman Udall's and how it relates to the nominee's interests and career goals; (4) three Independent Evaluation of Nominee forms. The nominee must secure letters of recommendation from a current or recent faculty member that can discuss the nominee's potential for a career in the environment, health care, or tribal public policy; a current or recent faculty member in the nominee's field of study; and another individual that can attest to the nominee's potential; and (5) transcript of the nominee's college grades.

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