Commitment to a career serving the environment OR Native Americans dedicated to improving conditions for tribal communities.


January 19, 2024

12:00PM EST (noon)

Timeline for Applying



Award recipients


Ariella Chukwuma

Udall Scholar

Andrew Liu

Class of 2023, Udall Scholar

Joy Reeves

Class of 2022, Udall Scholar- Environmental Science

Quinn Smith Jr.

Udall Scholarship- Tribal Public Policy

Quick facts


US Citizen, Permanent Resident


Sophomore, Junior



Endorsement Required


Award Amount

Each scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,000 for one year.


The Udall Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for outstanding college students who intend to pursue careers related to the environment, and Native Americans and Alaskan Natives who intend to pursue careers of service to their communities or Native communities broadly, for example in health care, tribal government, economic development, and education. The Foundation seeks future environmental leaders across a wide spectrum on environmental fields, such as policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics.


Applicants must:

  • Be sophomores or juniors, pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree;
  • Have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent;
  • Be pursuing full time study;
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident;
  • Be committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care (only Native Americans and Alaska Natives are eligible to apply in tribal public policy or Native American health care).
Process for Duke's Udall Nomination 2024
Connect with an OUSF advisor to learn about the application processSchedule an Appointment

Open office hours every Monday at 4:00pm, or by appointment

Submit Application Interest FormApplication InterestAnytime - the earlier, the better!
Work on application materials and check in with NCS and faculty advisers September - January
Deadline for complete Campus Applications, including resume information, transcript, and all essaysNCS Udall Campus ApplicationFriday, January 19, 12p.m. (noon)
Deadline for all letters of recommendationncs-ousf@duke.eduFriday, January 19, 12p.m. (noon)
Duke nominees named by NCS February


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