The Morris K. Udall Foundation expects to award 55 scholarships of up to $7000 on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students. The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  • Environment: For undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues; or
  • Tribal Policy: For Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or
  • Native Health Care: For Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to health related careers.


Internal: First Wednesday in February
External: Early March
Here's the link to view this year's specific deadline dates.


  • Be a matriculated sophomore or junior-level student at a two-year or four-year institution of higher education, pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree;
  • Be committed to a career related to the environment, or committed to a career in tribal public 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);
  • Have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent;
  • Be pursuing full-time study;
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.


The application is available in early September and includes:

  • An 11-question application;
  • A current college transcript (unofficial) and transcripts for other colleges attended;
  • Three letters of recommendation that speak to your leadership, public service and academic achievements;
  • Essay: 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.

Learn more about the Morris K. Udall Scholarship, visit the Office of National Fellowships & Scholarships, or contact the faculty liaison.