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Open to US citizens and non US citizens
Deadline: 01/30/2024 (Tentative)
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Review and follow this step-by-step guide to the Udall process for potential applicants!

View the recorded 2022 Udall information session (Penn login required):  Udall Scholarship Information Session and Scholar Panel

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who are US citizens, nationals or permanent residents,  and who are 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: Monday, January 30, 2023 at 4:00 pm EST 

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 Monday, January 30, 2023 at 4:00 pm:

  • Interested candidates should contact Dr. Angie Estevez by Friday, January 13 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, CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Udall Scholarship, where you will be able to request letters of recommendation.
  • You will submit your application materials through the Udall online application system.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions

Contact Information

Dr. Angie Estévez
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
3539 Locust Walk, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Estévez





Undergraduate Tuition


Second-Year, Junior