- be a college sophomore or junior at the time of application
- have a college grade-point average of at least "B"
- be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national
- demonstrate commitment to the environment and plan to pursue careers related to the environment; or
- be Native American or Alaska Native students who demonstrate commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or
- be Native American or Alaska Native students who demonstrate commitment to careers related to Native health care
Udall Scholars receive up to $7,000 towards tuition and other college expenses. They also attend a Udall Scholars Orientation in August in Tucson, AZ, and will gain access to a nationwide network of environmental, Native American health, and tribal policy professionals.
NYU Endorsement Process
The University is allowed to submit four nominees in each Udall category. Current sophomores and juniors wishing to apply must submit a preliminary application by the deadline listed above.
Nominees selected to represent NYU in for the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship competition will work with a fellowship advisor in January and February to further develop their application. Students studying abroad can work with a fellowship advisor via Zoom.