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Office of National Scholarship Advisement
University of Mississippi


Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship


Open to:

Sophomores and Juniors


Application Deadlines

  • UM Deadline: November
  • National Deadline: March
  • Endorsement: UM Nomination is Required. Learn more about ONSA and the nomination process.



The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation awards scholarships to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. 

Scholarships are offered in three categories:

  • Environment: for students with a demonstrated commitment to environment-related careers, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields
  • Tribal Public Policy: for Native American and Alaska Native students with demonstrated commitment to tribal public policy careers
  • Native Health Care: for Native American and Alaska Native students with demonstrated commitment to Native Health Care careers.

The Udall Scholarship provides

  • Access to the Udall Alumni Network: an association of change-makers, working in Indian country and environmental fields, sharing innovative ideas, professional advice, and job and internship opportunities.
  • Five days in Tucson, Arizona, at Scholar Orientation: extending your professional network, meeting other scholars and alumni, and learning new skills.
  • Up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses. 


Application Procedure:

  • A complete online application (including all essay responses, and transcripts) are required by the campus deadline. 
  • An internal Udall panel will assess applications and provide feedback. 
  • UM will institutionally endorse four applicants and 1 transfer student. 
  • Three letters of recommendation are required. 



To be eligible for a Udall Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be committed to a career related to the environment, or committed to a career in tribal public policy, or Native American health care (depending on the application category).
  • Be a sophomore or junior student, enrolled full-time during the current academic year
  • Have a college grade-point average of at least a “B” or the equivalent.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident


Videos and Workshops:

Udall internship and scholarship 2021

Udall Scholarship Application- three week countdown

Udall Scholarship Application- two week countdown

Udall Scholarship Application – one week countdown

Udall final push





Want to Apply?


There are many things you can do to become competitive for such awards. It all starts with becoming engaged with your classes, your professors, and your community–starting your freshman year!

The key to a strong application is…START EARLY! Follow these steps to schedule your appointment!

STEP 1: Look through the Handbook or Website to identify potential awards.

  • Each award description in the handbook or website includes eligibility, a description, application procedures, and links to videos/webinars.
  • Some awards identify “institutional endorsement required” or “institutional endorsement recommended”. In order to be endorsed by ONSA and the university of Mississippi you must have a complete application by the campus deadline.

STEP 2: Complete the Fellowship Interest Form (required)

STEP 3: Make an appointment with a Fellowship Advisor (strongly recommended)

STEP 4: If you apply for a national fellowship, you will need to complete the Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (required)