Review Your Eligibility.
To ensure that you are eligible to apply for the Udall Scholarship and that you can meet all deadlines,
please visit Who Can Apply and
Award Conditions & Benefits,
and browse our Frequently Asked Questions.
Contact Your Faculty Representative.
Students are nominated by their college or university's faculty representative, who is the liaison
between the institution and the Foundation. Interested students should
contact their FacRep as soon as
possible for information on their university’s nomination process. Many universities have institutional
deadlines several months in advance of the Foundation’s application deadline.
Obtain Your University's Nomination.
Each university may nominate up to six candidates for the Udall Scholarship. The Udall FacRep oversees
the selection of the institution's nominees, registers nominees for the online application, helps nominees
prepare for the competition, and electronically submits the application materials to the Foundation so
that they are received by .
Review the Application.
The Udall Scholarship online application will be available
sample application is available for
reference only. To access the online application, your FacRep must register you as a potential nominee.
All applicants must use the
online application; the Foundation will not accept paper applications.
The application consists of:
An institutional nomination form from your faculty representative;
An 11-question application form;
An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris
K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals;
Transcripts for all college coursework taken within the past 10 years, excluding courses taken prior to high
school graduation. Transcripts need not be official because the faculty rep uploads them;
Three letters of recommendation.
In addition, Native American and Alaska Native students in tribal public policy or health care must
submit copies of relevant enrollment forms or descent documentation (for more information, see our
Frequently Asked Questions). Members of the First
Nations of Canada must submit proof of U.S. permanent residency. U.S. permanent residents must submit
a copy of their permanent resident ("green") card and a letter of intent to declare U.S. citizenship
(First Nations members excepted).
Prepare Your Application.
The Udall Scholarship is a highly competitive award. Please review
Advice for the Application,
Insight from a Reader, and
Frequent Problems with Applications
so that you can prepare the best application possible. We also advise that you work closely with your
FacRep as you revise your application.
Your faculty representative must electronically submit your application and all supporting documents to
the Foundation by .
Institutional deadlines may be up to 6 months earlier, so be sure to contact your