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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

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The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship provides funding for undergraduate students interested in a career related to the environment or issues related to Native American tribal policy or health care. It provides students with the opportunity to connect with change-makers, working in Native American tribal policy, healthcare or environmental issues. The scholarship awards $7,000 for 1 year, which can be used for tuition fees, books, and room and board.

Scholarship Amount


Annual Number of Scholarships Awarded

  • ~55 per year


  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Be a sophomore OR junior-level undergraduate student who will be a full-time student in the year of the award
  • Commitment to a career related to the environment or Native American nations

Selection Criteria

  • Academic excellence
  • Demonstrated commitment to your respective career plans through campus activities, research, tribal involvement, and community or public service
  • Demonstrated leadership and character
  • Desire to make a difference
  • Intent to pursue a related career in tribal public policy, Native American health care or conservation and environmental issues

Application Material

  • Udall Scholarship Application
    • Udall Impact Essay
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • University Endorsement

University Endorsement Process

University endorsement is a competitive process and not guaranteed. Students seeking University of Utah endorsement must submit certain application components by the University’s deadline.


University Deadline:

National Deadline:


September 1: Udall Application Opens

February 13, 2023: University Deadline

March 2, 2023: National Deadline

Late April: Notification of selection

Length of Scholarship

1 year

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