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:

  • Tribal Policy
    • For Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of policy issues in Indian country
  • Native Health Care
    • For Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers
  • Environment
    • For undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues

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.

Selection Procedure

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.

Application Components

Who Wins

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.

An additional 50 students were awarded honorable mentions. For additional information, see the news release in News & Events.

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.