Udall Foundation Scholarships

September 27, 2022
Submitted By: Katharine Owens

Students—consider applying to the Udall scholarship.

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the Environment.

The scholarship breaks out into three categories: 

The first category is for any student with a "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." There is a lot of flexibility in this category in terms of the student’s major and interests.

The other two categories are available ONLY for Native American or Alaskan Native students with a demonstrated commitment to tribal public policy or native health care—but that could mean anything from tribal law to social work. This program is truly flexible in terms of majors.

Selected students receive up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses and will travel to a multi-day Orientation for scholars in Tucson, Arizona where they get the chance to network with other scholars and alums of the program. 

To apply the students must be sophomores or juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and must work through the faculty representative. 

Interested? Click the links above to learn more about the area that interests you.

Review the website and look at sample applications. Visit their FAQs page for additional information.

Then contact if you qualify and would like to apply.