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Udall Scholarship

University nomination required. See How to Apply below for more details.

The Udall Foundation awards approximately 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 to outstanding sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  • To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care

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.

Who should apply?

Udall Scholars typically have a track record of promoting environmental, tribal public policy, or Native health care issues; a desire for problem-solving or consensus-building; leadership potential and a vision for how they're going to make a difference.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a US Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident
  • have 1-3 years of undergraduate study remaining*

*Eligibility varies by degree program structure and length. Drexel students should consult the Fellowships Resource Site for more information.

Udall Scholars typically have:

  • a record of working on environment-related service or research (environmental category);
  • a record of participating in cultural activities and service to their communities (tribal public policy and Native health care categories);
  • a commitment to solve problems through consensus-building;
  • demonstrated leadership potential;
  • a vision for how they will make a difference.

How to Apply

To apply for the Udall Scholarship, you must be nominated by Drexel University. We hold an open campus competition for nomination beginning in November.

More information about the current year's competition, application resources, and guidelines are available on the Fellowships Resource Site (Drexel login required).

More Information

More information about the application, including resources and sample materials, can be found on the Drexel Fellowships Resource Site.

For official information about the Udall Scholarship (which supersedes any information provided here) and access to the online application, visit the Udall Scholarship website.

Related Awards:

Truman Scholarship; NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Last updated: October 2023


  • November 15, 2023 

    campus deadline
    Contact UREP for more information

Fields of Study:

  • Any Field

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Public Service
  • Study
  • Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship

Program Length:

  • One year

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad


  • Not Applicable


  • US Citizen/National
  • US Permanent Resident