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Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarships


Approximately 75 scholarships are awarded each year to students interested in the environment and to Native American and Alaskan Native students interested in the field of health care or tribal public policy. Each scholar receives up to $5,000, and attends a Summer Scholar Orientation Weekend in Arizona.

Selection Criteria

  • US citizenship is required.
  • Applicants must fall into one of two groups:
    1. College sophomores or juniors who demonstrate outstanding potential, and who study the environment and related fields;
    2. Native American and Alaskan Native students who are college sophomores or juniors, demonstrate outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.
  • Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a proven record of campus and community service.

Internal Deadline

January 31, 2022

How to Apply

Contact Carr Everbach, Professor of Engineering and Udall Faculty Representative to access the online application (which opens on September 21, 2021.  Application components include.

  • An 11-question application
  • An essay, 800 words or less, discussing a significant public speech, legislative act, or public policy by Congressman Udall and its impact on the candidate's field of study, interests, or future career.
  • Transcript
  • Three (3) letters of recommendations.



Selection Process

  • The Faculty Representative reviews all applications, essays, and recommendation letters and selects up to five nominees.
  • Nominees will have an opportunity to revise applications before they are submitted to Udall by its national deadline on March 1.
  • Udall announces scholars and honorable mentions in early April.

Congratulations to Shay Downey '22, 2020 Udall Scholar, Tribal Public Policy.