Udall Scholarships

The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

In 2017, the Udall Foundation expects to award 60 Scholarships of up to $7,000 each.

Read about W&M's most recent Udall Scholars Rachel Merriman-Goldring, Talia Schmitt and Mackenzie Neal.

Also, be sure to read the advice that Talia and Mackenzie had for future applicants.

William and Mary is eligible to nominate up to a total of eight students: four of our candidates can be applicants whose careers will benefit Indian country (the tribal policy and Native health care categories), and four candidates can be applicants whose careers will benefit the environment. Note that tribal public policy / health care candidates must be American Indians or Alaska Natives. To be considered, a W&M student must be officially nominated using the faculty representative's official nomination materials. The faculty representative is the Director of National Fellowships.

Interested in applying?  Submit this short form as soon as possible to be registered with the online application system.

The campus deadline will be in early March of 2018.

All parts of the application are due to the Charles Center at that time, including letters of recommendation and official transcripts. You can access the application form by filling out this short form

Each scholar receives up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses. In addition, the scholarship provides access to the Udall Alumni Network (an association of environmental and tribal leaders and public servants sharing innovative ideas, professional advice, and job and internship opportunities) and four days in Tucson, Arizona at Scholar Orientation where you will extend your professional network, meet other scholars and alums, and learn new skills.

Please see the Udall Scholarship website for complete information, including information on who should apply and what makes a competitive application.