About the Udall Scholarship
Application Information
USC Application Timeline
AHF Advising

About the Udall Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields; or tribal public policy, or Native American health care. The Foundation will grant 50 awards of up to $7000 for tuition, room and board, and other educational expenses. Scholars also attend a four day orientation in Tucson, Arizona to meet the other scholars, elected officials, and other environmental and tribal leaders. Students who are not selected as scholars can receive honorable mentions of a one time honorarium of $350 in addition to access to the alumni network.

For more information, visit the Udall Scholarship website here.


  • Be a full time sophomore or junior level student pursuing a bachelors degree during the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Pursue a career in tribal public policy, Native American health care, or conservation and environmental issue.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.
  • Additional documentation is required for applicants in tribal public policy and health care, and for U.S. permanent residents.

Application Information

Udall application will consist of:

  • An 11-question application;
  • An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals;
  • Transcripts for all college coursework; and
  • Three letters of recommendation that speak to your leadership, public service and academic achievements.

sample application is available.

USC Application Timeline

September 1 – December 4, 2018: Contact the AHF advisor to schedule an initial consultation. Endorsed candidates will be able to apply through the online application system. You will not be able to apply without the university endorsement process.

February 1, 2019: USC Campus Deadline. Submit all materials on Udall application portal.

Mid-February, 2019: Competitive applicants will be invited to a University Nomination Interview (Skype interviews are available to students living abroad)

March 7, 2019: National Udall Scholarship Deadline

April 12, 2019:  Udall Scholars announced

August 6 – 11, 2019: Udall Scholar Orientation in Tucson, Arizona (attendance mandatory)

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