Udall Scholarships: Opportunities for enviro and outdoor leaders, and American Indian and Alaska Native students


The Udall Foundation offers a prestigious scholarship for undergraduate sophomores and juniors in any major seeking careers in environmental fields, and  American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking careers in Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care.

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship is a $7,000 scholarship awarded to 60 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to the environment, or pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care. Udall Scholars get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation in August, meet alumni and community leaders for exceptional networking opportunities, and gain lifetime membership to a growing and active alumni network. For more information and to sign up for free informational webinars, visit us at udall.gov.

The Udall Foundation asks universities to nominate students to compete at the national level. Each UW campus is able to nominate up to 4 candidates in the environmental category and up to 4 candidates in the Tribal Public Policy and/or Native Health Care categories. To receive priority consideration for UW Seattle campus nomination, students are encouraged to submit our campus application by Dec. 2, 2016. Details about eligibility, the Seattle campus application process and online application form are available at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/udall.

 One more UW Seattle Information Session left:

·         Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, 1:30-2:20pm, MGH 173R

·         RSVP:  https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/143

UW campus contacts for students interested in the Udall Scholarships:

·         UW Seattle: Robin Chang, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, robinc@uw.edu, 206-543-2603, 171 MGH,

·         UW Tacoma: Cindy Schaarschmidt, Student Fellowships & Awards, tscholar@uw.edu, 253-692-4358, MAT 106B

·         UW Bothell: Student Success Center, uwbssc@uw.edu, 425-352-3427, UW1-160 

The Udall Foundation also offers the Native American Congressional Internship: This ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., is for American Indian and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country. The internship is fully funded: the Udall Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. View the application and sign up for free webinars. Please also visit udall.gov to see what some of the alumniare up to now.

Students are welcome to apply directly to the Udall Foundation for this opportunity, though the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is happy to be a resource for support and feedback on application drafts!

Deadline: post-marked or emailed by January 31, 2017.

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