The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to the environment or to Native American nations. 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 Scholarship provides up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses, a Scholar Orientation in Tucson, Arizona, and access to the vast Udall Alumni Network.
The Udall Scholarship does not accept direct applications; students must be nominated by Temple University’s Udall Scholarship Committee. Please see below for application instructions for nomination.
January 20 annually
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
For the Environment category
Open to full-time sophomores or juniors who are US citizens or permanent residents. The Udall Foundation reviews applicants for their leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to the environment.
For the Tribal Policy or Native Health categories
Open to full-time sophomores or juniors who are Native American or Alaska Native. The Udall Foundation reviews applicants for their leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations. (For the purposes of the Scholarship, a Native American or Alaska Native is any individual who is: Is enrolled in a state or federally recognized tribe or band; One or more of your parents or grandparents was an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized tribe or band; Is a permanent U.S. resident or U.S. citizen who is a member of the First Nations of Canada.)
Campus Application Instructions and Checklist
The Udall scholarship requires institutional nomination. Applications made directly to the awarding body will not be considered. Interested candidates are encouraged to meet with Barbara Gorka, Director of Fellowships Advising, well before the January 20 internal deadline.
Submit the following application components by January 20.