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.
Scholarships are awarded to students in three categories:
- Environmental: Students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment.
- Tribal public policy: Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy.
- Native health care: Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.
Davidson College is invited to nominate up to eight candidates annually: four in the environmental category and four total in the tribal public policy and Native health categories.
- Class year: Sophomore or junior at the time of application
- Citizenship: U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. Permanent residents must submit verification (a copy of the green card) and a letter of intent to declare U.S. citizenship.
Other eligibility guidelines: Applicants must be intending to pursue careers in fields related to the environment, health care, or tribal public policy as defined above.
Applying & Resources
Davidson College may nominate eight students (four in the environmental category and four in the tribal public policy and Native health categories combined) each year for the Udall Scholarship. To be considered for nomination, follow the instructions in the Udall Scholarship Application Toolkit (Davidson login required).
Schedule an Office of Fellowships advising appointment with Gaylena Merritt, Director of Fellowships, to discuss your candidacy.
Davidson Udall Scholars & Honorable Mentions
2023 - Alexandra Williamson '24 (Honorable Mention)
2006 - Elizabeth J. Brewer '07 (Honorable Mention)
2005 - Noelle Thomas '06 (Scholar)
2004 - Gregory L. Harris '05 (Honorable Mention)