Udall Scholarship

Udall Scholarship

About the Udall Scholarship

The Udall scholarship, established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 and expanded in 2009, honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. The Udall foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

Environmental fields are broadly defined and include policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields. Native American or Alaska Native students with interests in tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities; or Native health care, including health care administration, social work, medicine, dentistry, counseling, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities, and other related fields are eligible.

Location of award, if applicable:

Eligible applicants:

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The Udall Scholarship application process:

Start by reviewing the scholarship website to determine whether you qualify to apply. Having rich co-curricular experiences (research, internships) is a must for an Udall Scholarship.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) early to discuss your interest and plans to apply. Applicants must have well-developed interests in environmental fields or Native American public policy or healthcare.

The application is available online in October.

Syracuse University may nominate no more than six students to compete for the national scholarship.

Nominated applicants are expected to work closely with CFSA in preparing their application.

Application components include:
– completed online application that includes short answer questions
– three recommendation letters
– one essay (800 words max)

Applications are due in mid-March. CFSA submits all the applications for SU applicants.

Interested? Contact CFSA for information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu More Information:  http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx

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