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National Scholarships and Fellowships

Udall Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards 60 scholarships to sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields. This award provides $7,000, towards undergraduate educational expenses. Competitive applicants will have a 3.0+ GPA, demonstrated leadership and service related to the environment, and clear graduate school plans and career aspirations. The Udall also provides awards for American Indian students planning careers in tribal policy or tribal health care. SDSU may nominate up to 6 students for this award.


Udall Scholars attend a four day orientation in Tucson, Arizona to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders. All 2017 Scholars are required to attend this event which is held the second week in August. The Foundation will arrange travel from the Scholar's home or school; lodging and meals are provided. Scholars may also attend an optional Nation Building workshop conducted by the Native Nations Institute. 


Campus Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018

Application Information for SDSU Students


  1. Be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national, or a U.S. resident.
  2. Have sophomore or junior student standing in the 2017-18 academic year and plan to complete full-time study during the 2017-18 academic year. Visit the Udall Frequently Asked Questions page at
    Sophomores are highly encouraged to apply!
  3. Must either plan to study the environment or related fields listed above or be Native American/Native Alaskan and plan to study tribal public policy or Native health care.
  4. Possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  5. Receive SDSU endorsement through the National Scholarships and Fellowships office. SDSU applicants must apply for endorsement through the below application process.


Recommended Steps

  1. Read the Udall Undergraduate website thoroughly here 
  2. Contact Michelle Lopez ( to schedule a meeting to discuss your professional and academic goals. Honors College students, please schedule with Dr. Martha Enciso at
  3. Please be prepared to bring your updated resume and or curriculum vitae
  4. If the Udall Scholarship is a great fit for you, please complete the fields below to register in the Udall Scholarship system.

SDSU Application for Endorsement  

  1. Students must be registered in the Udall Scholarship system ( All SDSU students must be registered by the National Scholarships & Fellowships office. To start this process, please complete the form fields below. 
  2. Once you are registered, you will receive an email from the Udall Foundation to create your username and password and to begin the Udall application process on-line.
  3. Please take advantage of the SDSU writing center which reopens January 2018
  4. All students must complete their application on or before January 19, 2018 by 5:00 PM
  5. Udall Advisory Board interviews will take place the week of January 22, 2018
  6. Udall Advisory Board makes endorsement decisions:  
  7. Udall Scholarship final application deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2018


Udall Scholarship Student Interest Form

Complete the form below if you are interested in applying to the Udall Scholarship.

Udall Scholarship logo

Udall Scholarship Webinars

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Less Than a Month to Go!: Udall Application Q&A


Information Sessions

Monday, September 25, 2017
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Location: Love Library 430-431


Tuesday, Septemeber 26, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Love Library 430-431


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Love Library 430-431


Register for a Udall Information Session

To register for a Udall Information Session visit the link below:

2017-2018 Dates and Deadlines

SDSU Udall Campus
Application Deadline

Friday, January 19, 2018 by 5:00 PM PST

SDSU Udall Interviews
Week of January 22, 2018

SDSU Endorsement Notifications Sent to Students

Udall Scholarship Foundation Deadline

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Notification of Finalist Status

April 2018


Selection Announcement

Early May 2018

SDSU Endorsement Application Mailing Address

National Scholarships and Fellowships

RE: SDSU Udall Endorsement Application, Division of Undergraduate Studies

5500 Campanile Drive, Admin 101

San Diego, CA 92182



Contact Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean
Division of Undergraduate Studies