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Campus Deadline: February 22, 2023

National Deadline: March 2, 2023

Info Session

Description

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

The Udall Scholarship provides:

  • Access to the Udall Alumni Network: an association of change-makers, working in Indian country and environmental fields, sharing innovative ideas, professional advice, and job and internship opportunities.
  • Five days in Tucson, Arizona, at Scholar Orientation: extending your professional network, meeting other scholars and alumni, and learning new skills.
  • Up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses. (See our FAQs for scholarship award benefits and conditions.)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country?
  • Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service?
  • Do you inspire and motivate others to take action?
  • Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?
  • Are you currently a college sophomore or junior?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, the Udall Scholarship may be right for you. Click on the category that best fits your interests and goals to find out more.

  • Tribal Policy- For Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of policy issues in Indian country
  • Native Health Care- For Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers
  • Environment- For undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues

Campus Application Process

To be considered for nomination, students must submit a completed application by the campus deadline. In early March, the LMU Udall Scholarship Committee reviews applications, interviews candidates, and endorses up to eight nominees. Nominees will have the opportunity to revise their applications based on feedback from the campus committee before the national deadline. 

Watch the 2021 Udall Scholarship Info Session.

Campus Nomination Process

  1. Email ONIF to request access to the online application.
  2. Approved students will submit the following application components by LMU's campus deadline.
    • An online application that includes biographical questions and four short-answer essay responses
    • An 800-word essay addressing this prompt: The public service careers of Congressman Morris K. Udall and Secretary of Interior Stewart L. Udall were guided by the core values of civility, integrity, and consensus. In 800 words or less, tell us how these three characteristics resonate with you today and how you exemplify at least one of these values in your personal and professional life.
    • Transcripts (unofficial) for all college coursework 
    • Three letters of recommendation that speak to your leadership, public service, and academic achievements.

For official information on the Udall Scholarship (which supersedes any information provided here), please visit the Udall Scholarship Website.

Resources

Udall Sample ApplicationUdall Letter of Rec Request Form