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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

The application process consists of online submissions to the Udall site. The online application is available the first week of September and access must be granted by your campus representative.

** Please be advised that Udall recipients MUST attend the Scholar Orientation, a five-day conference held each August in Tucson, Arizona. Failure to attend will result in revocation of the award. ** NO EXCEPTIONS

How to Apply

  • Request access to application site by 5 p.m. EST of the fourth Friday of August.
  • Once registered by our office, you will be prompted to complete a full application via the Udall website.
  • You are encouraged to work with a Faculty Mentor (PDF) as you prepare your application.
  • A complete application packet (pdf of online application, Udall essay, unofficial transcript and three letters of recommendation) including a head shot is due the second Monday in October by 5 p.m. EST; email your documents to and
  • The Spelman Review Committee will review all applicants and select the most qualified for an internal interview.
  • Interviews are scheduled for late October.

Please note that we may submit up to eight applications. Four candidates can be applicants whose careers will benefit the environment and four candidates can be applicants whose careers will benefit Indian country (the tribal policy and Native health care categories).

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Contact Us

Office of Undergraduate Studies
350 Spelman Lane SW, Box 1349
Atlanta, GA 30314
404-270-5698 (fax)

PFS Forms

Interest Form
Cover Sheet & Checklist (PDF)
Faculty Mentor Form (PDF)


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