The Udall Foundation awards approximately 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students for one or two years of undergraduate study.
Udall Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, tribal public policy Native American health care, and other related fields.
Luther's nomination is required. If interested, contact Terry Sparkes, Director of College Honors, or faculty in Environmental Studies for more information on applying.
The national application deadline is typically mid-February. Luther's internal deadline for receipt of all application materials is two weeks prior to that date.
More information can be found at http://udall.gov.
2013: Callie Mabry
Callie Mabry of Fort Collins, Colorado, was named a Udall Scholar on March 27, 2013. She was selected from a pool of 488 candidates nominated by 230 colleges and universities to receive the scholarship.
Mabry, the daughter of Kevin and Kathy Mabry, of Fort Collins, is majoring in environmental studies and history at Luther. She is a 2010 graduate of Poudre High School.
Mabry's plans are to work for a nonprofit organization that focuses on advocacy and community work on environmental issues. "I find increasing clarity about my future career as I continue to take environmental studies classes, learn more about environmental issues, gain experience from internships and study abroad trips, and engage in dialogue with people who are passionate about good stewardship of the earth and point me in the direction of new opportunities," she said.
At Luther, Mabry has been named to the school's dean's list every semester and was granted the Luther College Regent Scholarship—the college's highest merit scholarship.
In her freshman year at Luther, Mabry presented a writing seminar research paper at the Luther College Research Symposium, and in 2012 presented her Spanish literature research paper at the Streamlines Conference in Dubuque, Iowa. Mabry was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society in November.
Mabry has served on Luther's Food Council, the Energy and Water Committee, the Campus Ministries FOCUS team and Model United Nations. She was the student leader for a week-long canoe trip for incoming freshmen, and is a cellist in the Luther College Philharmonia.
The 2013 Udall Scholars assembled August 7-11, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz., to receive their awards and meet policymakers and community leaders in environmental fields, tribal health care, and governance.