Udall Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation awards scholarships to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

About the Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation awards scholarships to 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 three categories:

  • Environment: for students with demonstrated commitment to the environment-related careers, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields.
     
  • Tribal Public Policy: for Native American and Alaska Native students with demonstrated commitment to tribal public policy careers, including tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities.
     
  • Native Health Care: for Native American and Alaska Native students with demonstrated commitment to Native Health Care careers, including health care administration, social work, medicine, dentistry, counseling, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities, and other related fields.

Dartmouth can nominate four students whose careers will benefit Indian country (the tribal policy and Native health care categories) and four students whose careers will benefit the environment.

Eligibility

To learn how to apply, read about Dartmouth's Udall application process.

To be eligible for a Udall Scholarship, a student must:

Be committed to a career related to the environment, or committed to a career in tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

  • Only Native Americans and Alaska Natives may apply in tribal public policy or Native American health care.
  • Native American students studying tribal public policy or native health do not need to demonstrate commitment to the environment.
  • Students pursuing environmentally related careers do not need to be Native American, nor do they need to demonstrate commitment to tribal public policy or Native health.

Be a sophomore- or junior-level student, enrolled full-time at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education in the United States, pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree during the current academic year.

  • Students may apply for funding in both their sophomore and junior years; 3rd time applicants, however, will not be eligible.

Meet the following requirements:

  • Have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent.
  • Be pursuing full-time study during the current academic year.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.

For the purposes of the Scholarship Program, a Native American or Alaska Native is any individual who is:

  • A member of an Indian tribe or band, as membership is defined by the tribe or band, including any tribe or band terminated since 1940 and any tribe recognized by the state in which the tribe or band resides.
  • A descendant in first or second degree of a member of an Indian tribe or band, as membership is defined by the tribe or band, who can demonstrate affiliation with the tribal community according to criteria set by the Foundation.
  • Considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose.
  • An Eskimo, Aleut, or other Alaska Native.
  • A permanent US resident who is a member of the First Nations of Canada.