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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

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Internal Deadline: January 17th, 2024 at 12:00 PM noon, pacific time

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The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation awards approximately 55 scholarships each year to undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers related to the environment and conservation as well as to Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal policy. Udall Scholars receive access to the Udall Alumni Network, participate in an in-person summer Scholar Orientation, and receive up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses (tuition, fees, books, and room and board). Recipients are eligible for one year of support.


  • Applicants must be sophomores or juniors and must be a full-time undergraduate student for the following academic year (fall and spring).
  • Applicants may be in any major, but must be committed to a career related to the environment, tribal policy, or Native American health care (only Native Americans and Alaska Natives are eligible to apply in tribal public policy or Native American health care).
  • Grades are less important than community service and leadership records, but still significant. It's most important that your GPA be on an upward trend, or steady, especially in your major. There is no required minimum GPA.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents.

Selection Criteria

Udall Scholars are selected on the basis of

  • commitment to a career related to the environment, or to tribal public policy, or to Native American health care;
  • demonstrated leadership, community service, consensus building, and integrity;
  • academic achievement;
  • an understanding of the Udall legacy, demonstrated through the application essay.

The national selection process provides a slight advantage to students who are non-traditional or first-generation college students, have overcome sigificant hardship, or who promote diversity of the scholar pool.

Application Procedure

This award requires an internal nomination of applicants by Reed College before applicants can be submitted for the national competition. Review our internal application instructions to learn how to earn this internal nomination. Contact CLBR Fellowships with any questions.