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Udall Scholarship

Open to US Citizens & non-US Citizens

Deadline: February 8 2021

Udall Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors dedicated to leadership and public service in either of two areas:

  • Students from any ethnic background interested in conservation and environmental issues from any political perspective
  • Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers or working on Tribal Policy

Each scholarship covers expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,000. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be re-nominated during their junior year.


Penn Application Deadline: February 8, 2021


Penn’s Application Process

The Udall Scholarship program accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of February 8, 2021.

  • Interested candidates should contact Lauren Orr by January 25 in order to obtain access to the Udall online application.  A sample application is available here.
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, fill out a CURF Recommendation Request Form for each recommender. 
  • You will submit your application materials through the Udall online application system.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  


Contact Information

Lauren Orr
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
Please call 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment

Fellowship Availability

During Undergraduate
Fellowship Location: 

Fellowship Type

Undergraduate Tuition

Fellowship Eligibility

Junior Sophomore