Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
What is Udall Scholarship? The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. The Udall scholarships provides up to $7,000 for academic expenses, access to the Udall Alumni Network and a five-day Scholar Orientation in Tuscon, Arizona.
The scholarship is awarded in these categories: Environment - for all undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues; Tribal Policy - for Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of policy issues in Indian country; Native Health Care - for Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers.
Who Should Apply? If you answer “yes” to the following questions, the Udall Scholarship may be right for you:
- Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country?
- Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service?
- Do you inspire and motivate others to take action?
- Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?
Campus Application Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2020
National Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020
Udall Scholars must attend the Scholar Orientation, a five-day conference held each August in Tucson, Arizona. Scholars work together on a case study, learn new ways to collaborate, and build community with each other, Udall Alumni, and professionals working on environmental and tribal issues.
Scholars will receive a travel scholarship for costs associated with travel to and from Tucson for the Scholar Orientation. Lodging and meals during Orientation will be provided by the Udall Foundation.
- Second and third-year undergraduate students
- US citizens, permanent residents or nationals
In order to be nominated by the University, students must submit their Udall Scholarship Application by 11:59 PM on January 10, 2020. This includes fully developed sample application with essays, three letters of recommendation, CV and unofficial transcript. Udall candidates will undergo a campus selection process. The University of Chicago can nominate up to four candidates.