The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship was created to honor U.S. Rep. Morris Udall and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall and their legacies of public service. The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in addressing environmental issues on a local, national, or global scale OR issues impacting Indian country in the areas of health care or tribal policy. The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,000. Scholars also attend a fully funded four-day orientation in Tucson, Arizona, in early August, where they meet with fellow Udall Scholars, elected officials, and environmental and tribal leaders. Juniors are eligible for one year of support; sophomores may be renominated during their junior year and compete for a second year of support.
Candidates for all Udall Scholarships must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have outstanding academic credentials, and be able to demonstrate a strong commitment, through academic and extracurricular activities, to the environment OR to Native health care or tribal policy.
Candidates for Udall Scholarships in Tribal Policy or Native Health Care must also be enrolled in a state or federally recognized tribe or band; or have at least one parent or grandparent who is/was an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized tribe or band; or be a member of the First Nations of Canada.
For more information about the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship and the campus application and nomination process, see the JHU National Fellowships Program's webpage. Applications for university nomination are due at 9 a.m. ET on Feb. 9. Contact Dr. Kathleen Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying.