Udall Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards 60 scholarships to sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields. This award provides $7,000, towards undergraduate educational expenses. Competitive applicants will have a 3.0+ GPA, demonstrated leadership and service related to the environment, and clear graduate school plans and career aspirations. The Udall also provides awards for American Indian students planning careers in tribal policy or tribal health care. SDSU may nominate up to 6 students for this award.

Udall Scholars attend a four day orientation in Tucson, Arizona to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders. All 2019 Scholars are required to attend this event which is held the second week in August. The Foundation will arrange travel from the Scholar's home or school; lodging and meals are provided. Scholars may also attend an optional Nation Building workshop conducted by the Native Nations Institute.  

Campus Deadline: January 7, 2019

How to Apply

  1. Determine if the Udall Scholarship is right for you. Review About the Scholarship and Who Should apply pages
  2. Contact Michelle Lopez ([email protected]) to schedule a meeting to discuss your professional and academic goals.
    Weber Honors College students, please schedule with Dr. Martha Enciso at [email protected]
  3. Review the sample application. The Udall Scholarship is a highly competitive award; start now so that you can prepare the best application possible. Work closely with your faculty rep as you revise your application.
  4. Request your letters of recommendation and transcripts. Visit our FAQs to learn more.

SDSU Application for Endorsement  

  1. Students must be registered in the Udall Scholarship system here. All SDSU students must be registered by the National Scholarships & Fellowships office. To start this process, please complete the form fields below. 
  2. Once you are registered, you will receive an email from the Udall Foundation to create your username and password and to begin the Udall application process on-line.


Udall Scholarship Important Links and Dates



2018-2019 Dates and Deadlines

SDSU Udall Campus 
Application Deadline

January 7, 2019 (5:00 pm PST)

SDSU Udall Interviews
Week of December 10, 2018

SDSU Endorsement Notifications Sent to Students

Udall Scholarship Foundation Deadline 

March 7, 2019

Notification of Finalist Status
(Students will be contacted via email by the Udall Foundation)

April 12, 2019

Selection Announcement

May 3, 2019


SDSU Endorsement Campus Contact

Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean
Division of Academic Engagement & Student Achievement
[email protected]