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Established by Congress in 1992 to honor Morris King Udall’s 30 years of service in the House of Representatives and enhanced in 2009 to honor Steward L. Udall’s vast public service, the Udall Foundation is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through programs focused on environmental and Native American issues.  The Udall Foundation is committed to promoting the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution.


Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident.
  • Matriculated sophomore or junior at the time of nomination.  “Sophomore” is a student who intends at least two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2014.  “Junior” is a student who intends at least one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2014.  (Students may apply for funding in both their sophomore and junior years; third-time applicants are not eligible.)
  • GPA of at least a B.
  • Committed to a career related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care (only Native Americans and Alaska Natives are eligible to apply in tribal policy or Native American health care).  Native American students studying tribal public policy or Native American health do not need to demonstrate commitment to the environment.  Likewise, students pursuing environmentally related careers do not need to be Native American, nor do they need to demonstrate commitment to tribal public policy or Native American health.


General Information

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics.  The foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.

The scholarship is offered to students pursuing environment careers from disciplines including, but not limited to:  anthropology, agriculture, biology and other natural sciences, cultural studies, environmental engineering, geography, health care, health science, history, Indian studies, natural resource management, political science, pre-law, public policy, sociology, or tribal policy.

The Udall Foundation will award approximately 50 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions to individuals.  In awarding the scholarships, consideration will be given to the student’s field of study, career objectives, and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a contribution to his or her field.  The candidate’s plan of study should include coursework in ethics and public policy and/or public or community service experience in the area of the candidate’s career field.

Each scholarship covers up to $5,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, book, and room and board, whichever is less.  Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support per application year.


Application Instructions

UM students seeking nomination for the Udall Scholarship must apply by the campus deadline: January 31, 2014. Below you will find detailed instructions on how to apply. The University of Miami may nominate no more than 6 students to compete nationally for the scholarship. A selection will be held to identify the nominees whose applications are most likely to succeed in the national competition.

UM Student Application Instructions - Udall 2013

For access to the on-line application, you must e-mail the following personal data information to Kefryn Reese at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) in order to be registered in the Udall application system:

  • Full legal name
  • Permanent Address (established by at least two of the following: home address for school registration; place of registration to vote; family’s primary residence.)
  • Address where you prefer to receive mail in April
  • Best Telephone
  • Best e-mail address
  • Udall Scholarship Field of study (Environment, Health Care, or Tribal Policy)
  • Nationality (US Citizen, US national, Permanent Resident)
  • Grade level (sophomore or junior)


Deadline Dates

October 2013 Application material available online.

January 31, 2014 All application materials must be submitted to the Prestigious Awards and Fellowships for review and possible endorsement.

Early March 2014 Completed application submitted by a UM representative must be received by the Udall Foundation.

April 2014 Winners announced.