Office of External & Competitive Scholarship Advisement

Udall Scholarship

Learn more about the Udall Scholarship, including scholarship categories, eligibility requirements, and application details.

About the Udall Scholarship

The Udall Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships of up to $7,000 as well as honorable mentions to sophomore- and junior-level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

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Scholarship Categories

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  • 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, and other related fields; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy, including fields related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care, including health care administration, social work, medicine, dentistry, counseling, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities, and other related fields.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility requirements for Udall Scholarships:

  • Be committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy OR Native American health care.
  • Be a sophomore or junior-level student, enrolled full-time at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education in the United States, pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree during the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Have a college grade-point average of at least "B" (or the equivalent).
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.

Application Details

The Udall Scholarship application consists of:

  • An institutional nomination form from your faculty representative;
  • An 11-question online application form
  • 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;
  • A current official college transcript and transcripts for other colleges attended (including study abroad);
  • Three letters of recommendation.