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The Udall Scholarship

The University of Texas at Austin has been invited to nominate qualified students to be considered for the scholarship. A committee of faculty and staff will review applications and select up to six nominees for the national competition. The Foundation does not accept applications directly from students.

The Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. 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. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development and education.

In 2015, the Foundation expects to award 50 scholarships of up to $5,000 and 50 honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students.


To be eligible, you must:

  • be a current sophomore or junior committed to a career related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native health care (applicants in the tribal public policy or Native health care categories must also be Native American or Alaska Native)
  • plan on full-time study during the 2015 – 2016 academic year
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or U.S. permanent resident


The University of Texas at Austin deadline is Thursday, February 5, 2015. The following steps must be completed for an application to be considered for campus nomination:

  1. Complete the online self nomination form to request access to the Udall Scholarship online application.
  2. Upon receiving notification, the application must be completed no later than the campus deadline of February 5, 2015.

The application consists of:

  • An 11-question application form:
  • An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals
  • A current official college transcript and transcripts for other colleges attended
  • Three letters of recommendation