- The Environment: U.S.-Citizen students of any ethnicity with a commitment to the environment and a good academic background are eligible for the scholarships in the environmental category.
- Tribal Public Policy: Native American or Alaskan Native students who plan careers related to Tribal Public Policy.
- Native Health Care: Native American or Alaskan Native students who plan careers related to Native Health Care.
Each scholarship provides $7,000 for undergraduate study to sophomores or juniors and participation in a Udall Scholarship Orientation in Tucson, Arizona. The Orientation is a conference that gives all the new Udall Scholars the opportunity to network with each other and national leaders in their fields, attend educational workshops and information sessions, and learn more about the Udall legacy. Up to 50 students are also named Honorable Mention each year.
The KU nomination process uses the national application system. Contact Dr. Anne Wallen, Udall campus representative, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get access to the application.
The initial round of recruitment for campus nominations is in the fall semester. Complete applications are reviewed by a campus committee, and candidates are either recommended as nominees or given feedback and the opportunity to reapply for nomination in the spring round of recruitment. The second round of recruitment for campus nomination concludes in early February.