Udall Scholarship

Must express interest in applying and meet with the WPI Udall Faculty Representative, Lakeya Almeida, no later than December 1, 2022. Institutional nomination required.

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to current college sophomores and juniors who have strong interests and are committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native health care (applicants in the tribal public policy or Native health care categories must also identify as Native American or Alaska Native). How does the Udall Foundation define Native American?

The foundation seeks applicants who demonstrate leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment and who are already tackling critical environmental and Native American issues in their communities and on campus. The scholarship funds may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board. Udall Scholars are required to attend Scholar Orientation in Tucson, Arizona during the summer in August.

The Udall Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To be considered as a nominee for the Udall Scholarship, interested students must meet with Lakeya Almeida no later than December 1, 2022 to discuss candidacy potential and gain access to the application.

Udall applicants must complete and submit the Udall application (including the Udall essay, short essay responses, unofficial transcript(s), letters of recommendation, tribal verification documents if applicable) by WPI's January 23, 2023 internal deadline to be considered for nomination. Nominated students will be notified and will receive further instructions.


Academic Level
Field(s) of Study
Art and Architecture
Social Sciences
Application Deadline
Nomination Required
Citizen Status
U.S. Citizen
Permanent Resident