AMOUNT: UP TO $5,000

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.

The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.


  • If applying in Native American categories, must submit copies of relevant enrollment forms, cards, and/or descent documentation such as a Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood. Descendants of enrolled tribal members must provide proof of their parent's or grandparent's enrollment and birth certificates that demonstrate the applicant's relationship to the enrolled tribal member. Applicants who are members of the First Nations of Canada must submit proof of U.S. permanent residency. Applicants who cannot demonstrate tribal enrollment and do not have a CDIB should obtain a letter from a tribal leader to demonstrate their involvement in the tribal community.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident

  • Must be a college sophomore or junior (defined as having completed one year of undergraduate or having one left to complete, respectively). 


  1. Contact campus representative Brett Clark ( 
  2. Receive University of Utah endorsement
  3. Submit online application


Can be won twice, sophomore and junior year

number of recipients: 50 scholars, 50 honorable mentions