Udall Scholarship Pre-Application

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. In 2018, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. 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. This is not an FIU based scholarship, but a University nomination is required to compete for this award.


  • College Sophomore or Junior
  • Identified as Native American/Alaska Native
    OR interest in environmental sciences/studies

In order to be eligible for consideration each student must:
1. Submit an Intent to Apply Statement (100-500 words)
2.. Academic Resume: A short dated list (maximum length: two pages) of principal activities, honors, prizes, scholarships, offices held, athletic record and extracurricular interests. Be sure it is academic based and reflects your educational achievements as well as work experience, etc.
3. (3) Names and Emails of possible recommenders

To be considered for university endorsement, please complete all required steps. Students who are chosen to move forward will then complete a second application process. If you have any questions, email Annelise Villiers at avillier@fiu.edu.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Intent to Apply Statement
  2. Describe an activity or experience that has been important in helping share or reinforce your desire to pursue a career in environmental studies
  3. Academic Resume
  4. (3) Names and Emails of possible recommenders
  5. How did you hear about this award?