Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Supports second- and third-year students for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to the environment or Native American nations.

Udall Scholarship: At a Glance


  • Second- and third-year college students
  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents and nationals

Selection Criteria:

  • Commitment to the environment, Tribal policy, or Tribal healthcare
  • Community and public service
  • Leadership potential

Candidates for the Udall Scholarship can affirm the followingstatements:

  • My community service, activities, internships and/or research have supported environmental or Native causes.
  • I have inspired and motivated others to take action.
  • I am committed to making a difference through civility, problem solving and consensus building.

Extensive Description

What is the 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. Udall scholarships provide 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 Tribal policy issues; and Native Healthcare - for Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing careers in health-related fields.

Who Should Apply? If you answer “yes” to the following questions, the Udall Scholarship might be right for you: 

  • Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Native communities?
  • 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?

Deadline Information

Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2024


Udall Scholars 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. 

Costs associated with travel to and from Tucson for the Scholar Orientation will be covered. Lodging and meals during the Orientation will be provided by the Udall Foundation.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact: 
Jenna Sarchio