Udall Scholarship


The Udall Foundation awards 50 scholarships annually of up to $7,000 each to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.


  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, 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. Request to be registered for the online application by contacting scholarships@ucdavis.edu
  2. Complete the online application
  3. 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.