Udall Scholarship

Dates and Deadlines

Campus application deadline:
February 17, 2017

Scholarship application deadline:
March 15, 2017


Winners receive up to $7,000 towards the pursuit of an undergraduate degree. Winners will also participate in a 4 day orientation for all Udall scholars. The award is for one year only, but students are allowed to re-apply for a second year. 


  1. U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or U.S. National
  2. Be in the second or third year of a four year program, or second through fourth year of a five year program
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  4. Must be committed to a career related to the environment OR a Native American or Alaska Native student committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care

Candidate Profile

Applicants should show demonstrated commitment to the environment, or to tribal public policy, or to American Indian health care. The courses of study and proposed careers should show that the applicant is likely to make significant contributions in their proposed field. All applicants should show strong leadership, character, desire to make a difference, and general well-roundedness. 

Scholarship Website


Campus Procedure

Applicants for the Udall Scholarship must be endorsed by UC Davis. To apply, students must submit the following documents to the Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships Office at scholarships@ucdavis.edu by the campus deadline:

  1. Applicant Profile
  2. Request to be registered for the online application by contacting scholarships@ucdavis.edu
  3. Complete the online application
  4. Three letters of recommendation – One focused on academics, one focused on service, and one focused on leadership.

Applicants who meet the qualifying criteria and submit the above documents will be invited to interview with the campus committee. Only the strongest applications will be nominated.