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Udall Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation awards 60 Udall Scholarships each year in three categories:

  • 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.

More information is available on the Environmental category in this PDF, and on the Indian Country categories in this PDF.

The KU nomination process uses the national application system. Contact Dr. Anne Wallen, Udall campus representative, by email at annewallen@ku.edu to get access to the application.

For the 2020-2021 cycle, the KU campus deadline for sutdents in the environmental category was January 7, 2021. We are still accepting applications for students interested in Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care! 

20 KU students have been named Udall Scholars. The most recent were Ashlie Koehn and Jennifer Stern in 2015, Tomas Green in 2017, and Tracey Funk in 2018. Laura Phillips was named an Honorable Mention in 2020.

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