Udall Scholarship (Tribal Public Policy/Native Health Care)

For Native American or Alaska Native undergraduates who are committed to pursuing careers related to tribal public policy or native health care. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; currently enrolled SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS with GPA of 3.0 or higher; must meet the Udall Foundation's definition of Native American or Alaska Native. Approximately 50 Udall Scholarships (including Environment, Tribal Public Policy and Native Health Care) are awarded nationwide. Institutional nomination is required; the U may nominate up to six Udall Scholarship candidates.


This scholarship requires a nomination from the University of Minnesota in order to apply at the national or international level. The Office for National and International Scholarships organizes the nomination process, consults with all interested students on assembling competitive applications, works with nominees to prepare for all stages of national competition, and publicizes results.


Application Deadline: 
January 22, 2021 (campus); March 2, 2021 (national)
Campus Contact: 
Application Year(s): 
Sophomore; Junior
Award Type(s): 

University of MN Recipients


  • 2020 – Dustin Morrow, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe, Linguistics; Ojibwe Language
  • 2019 – Christopher Smith, Red Lake Ojibwe, American Indian Studies
  • 2015 – Alexandra Johnson, Red Lake Ojibwe, American Indian Studies—Ojibwe Language