The Udall Scholarship

Internal Application Deadline for Nomination: January 30, 2020


The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is committed to increasing awareness of the importance of the nation’s natural resources. The Udall Scholarship awards up to $7,000 and access to the Udall Scholars network to sophomores and juniors who are passionate about the environment (in any field), OR who are Native American and intend to pursue careers in Native health care or tribal public policy.  Institutional nominations are due to the Foundation at the end of the first week of March.

Please review all eligibility requirements and rules on the official Udall Scholarship website.  You must make an appointment with Dr. Vin Moscardelli, the Director of the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships, to discuss your eligibility before you apply for nomination.  You can only access the application for nomination via a link provided by ONSF.

The Udall Scholarship application is quite involved, and includes several essays, so it’s imperative to start early.

Nicholas Russo '18 (EEB), 2016 Udall Scholar (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Nicholas Russo ’18 (EEB), 2016 Udall Scholar (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

To Apply

You must be nominated by the University to apply for the national competition. The UConn application for nomination deadline for the 2020 Udall competition is: 4:00PM, Thursday, January 30, 2020.

Here’s what you’ll need to complete the application:

  • Unofficial UConn transcript & any grade reports from other institutions
  • Contact information for recommenders
  • 1-2 pp resume
  • Polished & edited essays and well-crafted answers to questions (you may copy & paste)

Recent Udall Scholars & Honorable Mentions from the University of Connecticut

Wanjiku Gatheru
2019 Udall Scholar

Nicholas Russo
2016 Udall Scholar
2017 Honorable Mention

Christopher C. Bruno
2015 Honorable Mention

Ari Fischer
2014 Udall Scholar

Manisha Bicchieri
2012 Honorable Mention

Ethan Butler
2011 Udall Scholar

Katherine Tsantiris
2011 Udall Scholar

Colin Carlson
2010 Udall Scholar

Christopher Berthiaume
2010 Honorable Mention

Jessica Kulkielka
2005 Udall Scholar