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Udall Scholarship

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; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or
  • 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.

University nomination is required. See our Fellowships Resource Site for more information on how to apply as a Drexel student.

Who can apply? Who should apply? 

Udall Scholars typically have a track record of promoting environmental 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;
  • 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)

Additional Information

To learn more about applying for the Udall Scholarship, visit

Related Awards:
Truman Scholarship; NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship; EPA Marshall Scholarship

Last updated: November 2020

Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • United States

Program Type:

  • Study


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • One year


  • November 

    campus deadline
    Contact DFO for more information

Special Considerations:

  • Underrepresented racial or ethnic group

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad

GPA Cut Off:

  • 3


  • $7,000