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: February 7, 2020

How to Apply

  1. Determine if the Udall Scholarship is right for you. Review About the Scholarship and Who Should apply pages

  2. Connect with faculty mentors to discuss your interest in applying.

  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. To register, please contact 619-594-4167
  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



Dates and Deadlines

SDSU Udall Campus 
Application Deadline

February 7, 2020 (5:00 pm PST)

SDSU Udall Interviews
Week of February 10, 2020

SDSU Endorsement Notifications Sent to Students

Udall Scholarship Foundation Deadline 

Check Foundation deadlines

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

April 2020

Selection Announcement

May 2020


SDSU Udall Endorsement Campus Contact

To be determined
Call 619-594-4167