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Environmentally conscious? Heads up, this scholarship’s for you

January 26, 2011


The Udall scholarship provides $5,000 to students interested in the environment.The Morris K. Udall Foundation website ( states that scholarships are offered to students who have demonstrated commitment to:

  • environmental or natural resource issues,
  • tribal policy or
  • Native American health care.

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics.

Sophomores and juniors who have a B average or better are eligible to compete for this scholarship. Candidates must plan to pursue full-time study during the 2011-12 academic year and be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. Four Beloit students have competed successfully for these scholarships. 

Beloit College will hold a competition to select students to send forward to the national competition. The application includes several brief essays on your interest in environmental science and policy, a longer essay that describes a significant speech, legislative act, or public policy statement by Udall and its relationship to your interests and career goals, and three letters of recommendation.  Drafts of this application will be used for the Beloit College competition. 

The deadlines are Feb. 15 for the Beloit level competition and March 2 for the national competition. Additional information on the scholarship may be found at

If you are interested in competing for this scholarship, please contact Yaffa Grossman as soon as possible at