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

Students must be nominated by UC Davis for the Truman Scholarship.  UC Davis can nominate up to four (4) students as environmental career candidates and an additional four (4) students as tribal career candidates.  To apply for nomination, students must complete and submit the sample application to prestigious scholarship advisor Scott Palmer by the campus deadline.  Nominated candidates will be registered for the online application, complete a policy proposal, and have three (3) letters of recommendation submitted by the foundation deadline.