Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Funding for 1-year for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,000 for study leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment

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. The scholarship awards 1-year scholarships for $7,000, which can be used for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. It provides students with the opportunity to connect with change-makers, working in Native American and environmental fields, to share innovative ideas and professional advice.


  • 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


  • ~55 per year

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic excellence
  • Demonstrated commitment to their 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 Application
  • Udall Impact Essay
  • 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:

External deadline: March 2021



September 1, 2020: Applications available

Early March: National deadline

Late April: Notification of selection

August: Udall Scholar Orientation

Length of Scholarship: 1-year

Scholarship Website: Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Contact Information:

Brett Clark: brett.clark@soc.utah.edu