The Foundation awards eighty $5,000 scholarships annually to undergraduates who will pursue careers relating to the environment,
and to Native American or Alaska Natives interested in tribal public policy and Native American health care. Through these
scholarships, the Foundation hopes to encourage future leaders across a wide spectrum of policy, science, education, social
science and health fields.
To strengthen Native American communities and enhance tribal governance, the Udall Foundation offers a ten-week summer internship
to provide 12 Native American or Alaska Native students with the opportunity to observe the federal legislative process and gain
valuable experience in government decision-making. Interns are placed in a Congressional office or federal agency in Washington,
DC. Special enrichment activities are a distinguishing feature; interns meet with elected officials, Cabinet-level executives,
and Supreme Court justices.
The Foundation awards two fellowships each year to outstanding Ph.D. candidates who have demonstrated their potential to
contribute to national environmental policy. Ph.D. candidates whose dissertation focuses on an aspect of U.S. environmental
policy or conflict resolution may apply for a $24,000 fellowship to cover expenses during their final year of writing the
In partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson and with support from the Bert W. Martin Foundation, Parks in Focus takes
12 middle-school students every summer to explore Arizona's natural wonders. Participants are given cameras and taught basic
photography skills. A naturalist provides science-based curriculum and accompanies the group, demonstrating the connections
among natural resources, wildlife, and photography.