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Udall Scholarship

Scholarship Summary: $5000 to sophomores and juniors with the commitment and potential to make significant contributions to the fields of the environment, tribal health, or tribal governance.

Recommenders: Udall Recommendation Advice (from an experienced fellowship advisor, courtesy of Penn State, which includes samples)


What is the Udall Scholarship?

This scholarship seeks to reward undergraduates with the commitment and potential to make significant contributions to the fields of the environment, tribal health or tribal governance. Requires university nomination.

Who can apply for the Udall Scholarship?

Applicants must:

1. Be committed to a career related to the environment OR be a Native American or Alaska Native committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care
2. Be a sophomore or junior-level student, enrolled full-time at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education in the United States, pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree during the 2013-2014 academic year.
3. Have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent
4. Be pursuing full-time study during the 2014-2015 academic year
5. Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.


Important Dates
Date & Time
Information Sessions
Week of 9/8/14
Week of 9/8/14
Screening Application Workshop
Week of 9/15/14
Week of 9/15/14
Screening Application Deadline
10/1/14, 12:00 noon
Campus Application Workshop
Week of 10/13/14
Week of 10/13/14
Campus Application Deadline
11/18/14, 12:00 noon
Nominee Deadline
3/2/15, 12:00 noon
Final Deadline
3/4/15, 12:00 noon

All online sessions can be accessed at:


What are my next steps if I want to learn more and/or am thinking about applying?

1. Download the Information sheet (PDF)

2. Attend/view an information session and take note of the Screening Application deadline (see above)

3. If it is after the Screening Application deadline, contact us to see if we are still accepting applications

4. Contact CUSE National Fellowships if you still have questions

Once you have decided to apply...

1. Attend/view a Screening Application workshop (see above)

2. Coming Soon: Read the Screening Application Instructions (PDF)

3. Coming Soon: Read the Advice for completing the Screening Application (PDF)

4. Coming Soon: Download and complete the Screening Application Form (Word)

5. Submit the Screening Application Form and Supplementary Material (see Instructions)

6. Wait to hear from CUSE National Fellowships about further steps