Wednesday, November 2, 2016

National Scholarships Office

Udall Scholarship in Environmental Advocacy


Are you a junior or sophomore strongly committed to making a difference in environmental issues through your studies, community service, and career plans? Do you have an outstanding record of activism, leadership, and research on environmental issues? Do you have an excellent record of undergraduate studies, internships and/or research related to the environment? Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents. 

Learn about the Udall Scholarship in Environmental Issues, a program that seeks to identify future environmental leaders in fields including public policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. Udall Scholars take part in a four-day Orientation in Tucson, Arizona where they meet with other Scholars, elected officials and environmental leaders. Scholars also gain access to a network of environmental policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv. Students from all majors are eligible. The Udall Scholarship provides up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. The University of Maryland campus deadline to apply for nomination for the Udall Scholarship is Monday, February 6, 2017. 

We are holding three information sessions next week. Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu to attend or to schedule an individual meeting.
  • Wednesday, November 9, 4:30 – 5:00 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, November 10, 4:30 – 5:00 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
  • Friday, November 11, 9:30 – 10:00 am, 2403A Marie Mount Hall

Award Amount: The Udall Scholarship provides up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. Udall Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, or other specifically approved expenses.

Duration: The Udall Scholarship provides one year of support. Sophomores who receive a Udall Scholarship are eligible to reapply for a second year of support.

UMD Campus Deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017 – for more information about the UMD nomination process contact us promptly at scholarships@umd.edu.

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens, nationals and permanent residents - Sophomores, Juniors - GPA of 3.5 or higher recommended - All Majors - IMPORTANT: All candidates for Udall Scholarships must nominated by their college or university. Please contact us at scholarships@umd.edu for information about the University of Maryland nomination process.