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Udall Scholarship Announcement

Udall Scholarship Announcement

$7,000 Scholarship for students pursuing careers related to the environment


Each year the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation offers a prestigious scholarship to current sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment, including law and policy and many other related areas. If you are a student interested in applying, or a faculty member who knows a potential candidate, please contact Luke Butler, Associate Professor of Biology, for more information.

Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country? Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service? Do you inspire and motivate others to take action? Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building? If you answered “yes” to these questions, the Udall Scholarship may be right for you.

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders from the entire spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing careers related to tribal public policy or Native American health care.


  • Up to $7,000 for tuition, fees, room and board, books, and supplies
  • Meeting other student leaders at the Udall Scholar Orientation in August
  • Lifetime membership in an active and growing network of Udall alumni


  • Be a current college sophomore or junior committed to a career related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native health care (applicants in the tribal public policy or Native health care categories must also be Native American or Alaska Native).
  • Plan on full-time study during the next full academic year.
  • Be engaged in challenging coursework supporting your career goals.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.

For more information, and to apply, contact TCNJ’s faculty representative for the Udall Scholarship, Dr. Luke Butler, Associate Professor of Biology ( Application materials are due March 2, 2023, but interested students should contact Dr. Butler now to learn more about the application process. See scholarship details and application materials at