The Morris K. Udall Scholarship
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.
The Udall scholarship honors 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.
You can apply for the scholarship if you:
- Are a sophomore or junior-level college student at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education in the United States, pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree full time during the 2015-2016 academic year; and
- Are a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.
See our FAQs on how we define “sophomore” and “junior” and visit Who Should Apply for additional information.
The online application is available October 1, 2015. Only your Udall faculty representative can give you access to the application.
Application deadline: March 2, 2016
Find your Udall faculty rep
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Your Udall application will consist of:
- An 11-question application;
- An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals;
- Transcripts for all college coursework; and
- Three letters of recommendation that speak to your leadership, public service and academic achievements.
A sample application is available. Additional documentation is required for applicants in tribal public policy and health care, and for U.S. permanent residents.
Learn more about the Udall Scholarship; attend any or all of the webinars listed below.
- Application Tips for the Udall Scholarship: Tuesday, November 3; Thursday, November 5; or Monday, November 16, 2015
- Writing Great Essays over Winter Break: Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, December 1, 3, or 4, 2015
- Less than a month to go!: Udall Application Q&A: February 3, 4, and 5, and February 8, 9, and 10, 2016