Campus Deadline: 3rd Friday January  

The Udall Scholarship provides financial support for tuition, fees, room & board. More importantly, Scholars and Honorable Mentions are recognized as among the nation’s very best and future leaders dedicated to making a difference with respect to environmental or tribal issues.

Scholars attend a mandatory 5-day Orientation in Tucson, AZ where they meet with elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders, former Scholars and members of the Udall family.  During the Orientation they also participate in skill and policy building activities. Scholars may also attend a pre-orientation workshop conducted by the Native Nations Institute or the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.

In addition to the above, Scholars are eligible to participate in the Udall Alumni network as well as the Alumni Listservs where they can access information about jobs, internships and other wonderful opportunities.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  • US citizens, US nationals, or US permanent residents (for the Environment program);
  • Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, and Canadian First Nations tribal members who are US permanent residents (for any of the 3 programs: Environment, Tribal Policy, or Native Health Care)
  • Sophomores and Juniors
  • 3.0 or above GPA
  • Demonstrated commitment to a career related to the environment; or if you are a Native American, Alaskan Native or Canadian First Nation tribal member, you may also apply for either Native American health care or tribal policy
  • Record of leadership and substantial contributions to/participation in one or more of the following: campus activities, research, community/public service, or tribal involvement