UCI Applicant Profile Deadline: November 15, 2018 at NOON
Pre-Application Link: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/udall2018
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
In 2019, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.
The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.
Who is Eligible
Eligibility for the 2019 Udall scholarship requires meeting the following criteria:
Please note that external scholarship agencies will consider all of your credit-bearing coursework from any college or institution as part of the review process (including CSU, community colleges, private colleges or other UC campuses/Extension programs, and including units earned while in high school). Grades from other colleges will be included in calculation of your overall GPA for eligibility purposes.
Candidates are nominated by their college or university. The first step requires submission of a 10-minute Applicant Profile Form (previously referred to as Pre-application) with your contact information, graduation date, etc. to confirm eligibility to apply. Eligible students will then be assigned to a primary staff advisor, who will provide strategic advice, instructions for submitting drafts for personalized feedback, and other helpful resources.
Seek three recommendations from faculty members who can discuss your past leadership, public service experiences, and academic performance in coursework in your major or a related field.
Your recommenders can submit their recommendations by email, campus mail (zot code 5695), or drop them off in person at our office (193 Science Library, in the Writing Center). Please remind them to include their signatures on their letters. Your application materials do not have to be submitted as hard copies, electronic copies will be sufficient.
- An 11-question online application obtained from campus faculty representative
- An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Steward L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals.
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Transcripts of all college coursework
- Copy of the nominee’s Permanent Resident or tribal verification if applicable.
In 2018, the Udall Foundation awarded scholarships to 49 sophomores and juniors from 41 colleges and universities.
The 2018 Udall Scholars were selected from among 437 candidates at 209 colleges and universities.
Udall Scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually, including institutions other than your home institutions with additional documentation.
World Wide Web
Further information and applications are available at the Udall website.
For applications and more information, contact the Scholarship Opportunities Program at 824-0189. We are located within the Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication, on the first floor of Science Library (Building 520).
SOP is able to advise competitive undergraduate candidates at UC Irvine only.