The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Apply through Reed Fellowships and Awards Committee

Internal Deadline: January 20th, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Liaison: Mónica López Lerma

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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. Scholarships may be used toward eligible undergraduate expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,000. Recipients are eligible for one year of support. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be renominated during the next year's competition.


  • Applicants must be sophomores or juniors and may apply in both their sophomore and junior years, although you 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.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents, and must be nominated by the college.

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

Review our internal application instructions. Contact CLBR Fellowships with any questions.