Morris K. Udall Scholarship

This award requires university nomination or interview and cannot be applied to directly. Students must work with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and meet university deadlines.

Overview

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship is for juniors and sophomores who intend to become leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice and economics. The foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaskan Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development and education.

Deadline

  • Campus Deadline: Dec. 1 
  • External Deadline: March

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nomination by the University at Buffalo through the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.
  • Be a current sophomore or junior (see the Udall website for definitions of class standing)
  • Study a field and demonstrate leadership in work related to the environment or Native American/Native Alaskan health care or tribal policy.
  • Have a GPA of B or above.
  • Be enrolled full-time at UB during the award year.

Note:  Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be re-nominated during the next year's competition.

How to Apply

Submit the following materials to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships by the campus deadline:

  • Completed online sample application form. Be sure to complete the sample application.
  • A copy of the 800-word signed essay.
  • Official college transcript(s).
  • Three letters of recommendation (original only, additional copies not necessary). It is recommended that you confer with the Elizabeth Colucci, before finalizing your choices for recommendations. Begin this process early to allow for creation and submission of letter by deadline. Letters may be sent electronically from the writer to fellowships@buffalo.edu or in sealed hardcopy form to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, 24 Capen Hall.

Selection Process

A UB faculty committee will review the nominee’s application and determine if the student will be endorsed to the Udall Scholarship Program.

Campus Liaison

Elizabeth Colucci

Past Award Recipients at UB

Year Name Award Field(s) of Study Hometown Graduate School
2016 Matthew Falcone
Honorable Mention     Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering Cheektowaga, NY University of Colorado, Boulder
2012 Esther Buckwalter Recipient Environmental Engineering Alfred Station, NY Eastern Kentucky University
2011 Kristina Blank Honorable Mention Social Science Interdisciplinary Craryville, NY University of Washington
2009 Christopher Llop Recipient Electrical Engineering East Amherst, NY University of California, Berkeley
2008 Aaron Krolikowski Recipient Political Science and Social Science Interdisciplinary Glenwood, NY University of Oxford
2007 Kelly Miller Recipient      
2006 Peter Rizzo Recipient English Tonawanda, NY Cornell, NY