Rice University

Rice University Center for Civic Leadership

Udall Scholarship

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship provides undergraduate funding for students who are committed to environmental issues. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership in work related to the environment, whether in policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, or another field. Udall also awards scholarships to Native American and Alaskan Native students who plan to pursue careers in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities.

Campus Deadline: January 28, 2019 

Funding Available: Up to $7,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board, whichever is less. 

Where you can study/travel: Funding may be used for tuition and fees, books, room and board, or other specifically approved expenses. 

Who is eligible: Juniors and sophomores.

How to apply:

Applications are accepted through Apply Now.

You will need to email the CCL to acquire a login to the Udall application site.

  • Essay of 800 words discussing a significant public speech, legislative act, or statement by Congressman Morris K. Udall or Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall, and its impact on your field of study and career goals
  • Application form (obtained from the Udall Scholarship website; contact the CCL to receive access)
  • Resume/CV
  • Unofficial transcript
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Selection Process: Interview with faculty committee

Resources: More information and the application form can be found on the Udall Scholarship website.

Contact: Dr. Jessica Khalaf, Associate Director, jkhalaf@rice.edu