Up to $7000 toward college expenses for those interested in environmental studies or Native American policy/healthcare in the US.


Application Deadline

January 31, 2025 at 5:00 PM

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Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Arts & Humanities
Professional (Law/Medicine/Business)
Public Service
Social Sciences
STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)

Eligibility: Citizenship

U.S. Citizen

When to Apply

Sophomore Year, Junior Year

Campus Nomination Required?


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The Udall Scholarship seeks to support college students who:

  • are interested in a career in environmental studies, advocacy, policy, or conservation; or
  • are Native Americans interested in career in tribal policy or healthcare.


Application Timeline
Deadline for complete NCS Udall Campus Application, including resume information, transcript, and all essaysFriday, January 31, 12p.m. (noon)
Deadline for all letters of recommendation sent to: ncs-ousf@duke.eduFriday, January 31, 12p.m. (noon)
Duke nominees named by NCSFebruary



The scholarship covers up to $7000 toward tuition, fees, books, room, and board. 

Scholars also participate in professional development and community events, as well as gain access to a strong alumni network and ongoing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and advancement.


Students must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents and must be in their sophomore or junior year of college.

Selection Criteria

  • demonstrated commitment to the environment or to a Native American tribe
  • leadership potential and communication skills
  • commitment to a career related to the environment or tribal policy/healthcare

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