Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. The Udall Foundation is looking for real change-makers who are passionate, authentic, and creative. The Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 each that can be used toward tuition, fees, books and supplies, and room and board.

The Udall Foundation was established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 as an independent executive branch agency. It provides assessment, mediation, training, and other related services through the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.


You can apply for the scholarship if you

  • Is a sophomore or junior-level college student at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education in the United States, pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree full time during the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Are a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Two-year college students may apply as sophomores in the semester before receiving their associate’s degree. You must have applied and/or been accepted to a four-year university as a full-time student for the following year in order to receive the award
  • Recent Udall Scholars have majored in environmental sciences and policy studies, agriculture, political science, natural resource management, sociology, anthropology, American Indian studies, tribal public policy, history, English, theater, landscape architecture, and public health, to name just a few areas

How to Apply:

Supporting Documents:

  • An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals
  • Transcripts for all college coursework and
  • Three letters of recommendation that speak to your leadership, public service, and academic achievements.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

The Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. The financial aspect of the Udall Scholarship can be used toward tuition, fees, books and supplies, and room and board. It can be used to cover these expenses at an institution other than your home institution, with additional documentation.

Application Deadline:

  • October 1: The 2017 online application is available. Faculty representatives may register students for their campus nomination process at http://facultyreps.udall.gov
  • March 14, 2017: Faculty reps must register students for the online application by this date.
  • March 15, 2017: Applications must be submitted through the online system by 11:59 p.m. MST (Note: institutional deadlines may be earlier. Please check with your faculty representative.)

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Contact Information:

For more questions, you can contact Program Manager, Kellcee Baker

  • Email : kbaker-at-udall.gov
  • Telephone: (520) 901-8564


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