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Udall Scholarship

Gabriel Dunsmith '15 an Environmental Studies major, received the Udall Scholarship this year!

In Gabe's words he aspires “to a career that allows me to express a love of the natural world through writing. Whether it be journalism or poetry, narrative writing or storytelling, I hope to use language as a means of exposing the right between humanity and the earth (that manifests itself in such forms as global warming, uranium mining, and oil drilling: and calling for a new relationship to our planet based on care and compassion.”

Morris K. Udall and Stuart L. Udall Foundation 
This competition was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers related to the environment and to encourage outstanding Native American and Alaska Native students to pursue careers related to healthcare and tribal public policy and to foster excellence in those fields.  The Udall Foundation has awards 50 Udall Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each and 50 Honorable Mentions to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

September 2015: Check out Gabriel's article in THE GUARDIAN (London, UK)
This scholarship is open to students who are US citizens or permanent resident aliens who are full-time sophomores or juniors in the 2012-2013 academic year.  They must also have a grade point average of at least a “B” and be in the upper quarter of the class. We may nominate up to six students intending to pursue careers related to the environment or to healthcare and tribal public policy.
For more information visit our Udall page.