Established to honor the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources, the Udall Foundation awards scholarships to sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. The Foundation seeks to foster greater recognition of public lands and resources, to identify critical environmental issues, and to promote the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution.
Each year, Congress funds approximately 80 merit-based scholarships and 50 honorable mentions to sophomores and juniors in 3 categories: (1) students who have demonstrated commitment in careers related to the environment; (2) Native American and Alaska Native students with a demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; and (3) Native American and Alaska Native students with a demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.
The Udall Scholarship provides up to $7,000 for tuition and other educational expenses, plus attendance at a 4-day Udall Scholars conference in Tucson, Arizona to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, and environmental and tribal leaders.
Applicants enrolled at SF State must submit completed applications to the Fellowships Office by the campus deadline. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Application includes a research essay on the legacy of Congressman Morris K. Udall or Secretary of Interior Stewart L. Udall – as as embodied in a speech, book, policy statement or piece of legislation – and its impact on your field of study, interests, and career goals.
Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to shaping environmental or tribal public policy, or Native American health care issues – whether through scientific advances, public or political service, or community action. Innovative students in all majors are invited to apply. Characteristics of a strong candidate include leadership, a desire to make a difference, and general well-roundedness.
Sophomores and juniors committed to careers in environmental studies and related fields, and Native American and Alaska Native sophomores and juniors committed to careers in tribal public policy or Native health care.
Attendance at the conference, which is held in early August, is a condition of the Scholarship.
U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or nationals.
The national deadline, usually in mid-March, does not directly apply to students, who must apply for nomination through the University by the campus deadline.
December 2 annually. If this date falls on a weekend, then noon on the following Monday.
How To Apply:
This program requires institutional nomination. Students may not apply directly to the Udall Foundation. Instead, applicants must apply through the University by the campus deadline. Please note that University nomination is not guaranteed. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ To learn more about the Udall, or to receive feedback on your application materials, feel free to email Dr. Joy Viveros, Udall Representative and Program Adviser, and Executive Coordinator and Advisor of the Fellowships Office, for an appointment.