Awards and Education Programs

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Foundation awards eighty $5,000 scholarships annually to undergraduates who will pursue careers relating to the environment, and to Native American or Alaska Natives interested in tribal public policy and Native American health care. Through these scholarships, the Foundation hopes to encourage future leaders across a wide spectrum of policy, science, education, social science and health fields.

Native American Congressional Internship

To strengthen Native American communities and enhance tribal governance, the Udall Foundation offers a ten-week summer internship to provide 12 Native American or Alaska Native students with the opportunity to observe the federal legislative process and gain valuable experience in government decision-making. Interns are placed in a Congressional office or federal agency in Washington, DC. Special enrichment activities are a distinguishing feature; interns meet with elected officials, Cabinet-level executives, and Supreme Court justices.

Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship

The Foundation awards two fellowships each year to outstanding Ph.D. candidates who have demonstrated their potential to contribute to national environmental policy. Ph.D. candidates whose dissertation focuses on an aspect of U.S. environmental policy or conflict resolution may apply for a $24,000 fellowship to cover expenses during their final year of writing the dissertation.

Parks In Focus

In partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson and with support from the Bert W. Martin Foundation, Parks in Focus takes 12 middle-school students every summer to explore Arizona's natural wonders. Participants are given cameras and taught basic photography skills. A naturalist provides science-based curriculum and accompanies the group, demonstrating the connections among natural resources, wildlife, and photography.