The Catholic University of America

 Udall Foundation

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship


The Udall Scholarship offers scholarships in three areas: Tribal Policy (for Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on policy issues in Indian country), Native Health Care (for Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-realated careers), and the Environment (for all undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental studies). The Scholarship provides:

  • Access to the Udall Alumni Network: an association of change-makers, working in Indian country and environmental fields, sharing innovative ideas, professional advice, and job and internship opportunities.
  • Five days in Tucson, Arizona, at Scholar Orientation: extending your professional network, meeting other scholars and alumni, and learning new skills.
  • Up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses. (See our FAQs for scholarship award benefits and conditions.)
The CUA deadline for the 2019-2020 Udall Scholarship is 5 March 2018.

Eligibility differs for those interested in Tribal Policy or Native Health Care vs. the Environment. All undergraduates demonstrably interested in the environment or conservation are eligible for the Environment category of applications. Genetic preferences exist for applicants for an Udall Scholarship for Tribal Policy or Native Health Care. See the FAQs for details on this undergraduate scholarship.

Selection Criteria For more detailed information, please visit the Udall Scholarship website section for Advice and Guidance.

When should you start thinking about the Udall? Freshman or Sophomore year at CUA.

When should you begin the Udall application? Fall of your Sophomore or Junior year at CUA. 

2019-2020 Competition Timeline

  • 5 March 2018 (TBD 2019)Udall Scholarship on-campus deadline.
  • 8 March 2018 11:59pm MST (TBD 2019): Applicants approved by CUA must submit their applications online by this deadline.
  • 10 April 2018 (TBD 2019): Faculty representatives can check students' status online.
  • 12 April 2018 (TBD 2019): Udall Foundation will send an email notifying all applicants.

For More Information

For more information, please contact Sarah Taylor, Fellowships Coordinator (