Roberto Ponce Velez, an OSU junior in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences has been named a 2024 Udall Scholar in the Environment category.  Also a 2024 Goldwater Scholar, Roberto is the first OSU student to receive both national honors.  Additionally, Eliza Porter has been recognized by the Udall Foundation with an Honorable Mention in the Tribal Public Policy category. Eliza is a junior majoring in Environmental Sciences.

Scholarship Information


Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Award Details 

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors on the basis of their leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. Scholarships may be awarded in either Tribal Public PolicyNative Healthcare, or Environment. The Udall scholarship provides up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses. 

Application Timeline

The Udall scholarship requires institutional nomination. Please contact LeAnn Adam to discuss your interest in applying. 

Application opens: October 13, 2023
OSU campus deadline: February 1, 2024 
OSU nominations due to Udall: March 6, 2024
Udall scholarships awarded: April 18, 2024


Udall Scholarship Video 

Application tips 

Informational slideshow for 2021 Udall competition

OSU Contact 

LeAnn Adam 
Director, OSU National and Global Scholarships Advising 
[email protected]


  • How competitive is the Udall Scholarship?

The Udall Scholarship is a prestigious, competitive scholarship. OSU can nominate up to 8 students to continue to the national selection process: four in the Environment category and four in the Native Healthcare/Policy category. At the national level, the Udall Foundation awards 55 scholarships every year. 

  • What does the process to get campus endorsement look like? 

Our office coordinates faculty committees who help us review applications, provide feedback, and select nominees/make endorsement decisions.  Our goal is to help candidates put forward the strongest possible applications to compete at the national/international level. Since we are limited to 8 candidates for endorsement, our faculty committees select the nominees. 





2024 Roberto Ponce Velez Environment Udall Scholar
2024 Eliza Porter Native Public Policy Honorable Mention
2023 Faith Townsend Environment Udall Scholar
2023 Faisal Osman Environment Honorable Mention
2023 Emma Baughman Environment Honorable Mention
2022 Fawn Harris Native Health Care Honorable Mention
2021 Hunter Calvert Environment Honorable Mention 
2019 Qay-liwh Ammon Native Public Policy Native American Congressional Intern
2019 Jordan Laundry Environment Honorable Mention
2019 Simone Burton Environment Honorable Mention
2018 Qay-liwh Ammon Native Public Policy Udall Scholar
2016 Kerri Raven Waldron Native Health Care Udall Scholar
2014 Jenna Wiegand Environment Udall Scholar
2013 Nathan Hinkle Environment Honorable Mention
2012 Allison Stringer Environment Udall Scholar
2011 Elliot Finn Environment Udall Scholar
2010 AnnaRose Adams Environment Honorable Mention
2009 Shayna Rogers Environment Udall Scholar
2008 Shayna Rogers Environment Honorable Mention
2007 Christina Murphy Environment Udall Scholar
2007 Noah Strycker Environment Udall Scholar
2006 Noah Strycher Environment Udall Scholar
2000 Nichole Maher Native Health Care Udall Scholar
1999 Nichole Maher Native Health Care Udall Scholar