(May, 2019) Prestigious Scholarships is pleased to announce that two OSU students have been recognized with an Honorable Mention by the Udall Foundation. A 14-member independent review committee selected this year's group of 55 Udall Scholars and 55 Honorable Mentions on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native health care, or Tribal public policy; leadership potential; record of public service; and academic achievement.

 

Jordan Laundry is a third year student originally from Homer, New York. She is majoring in Ecological Engineering with a minor in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy. She is passionate about combining her engineering and policy knowledge to find dynamic solutions to the pressing environmental issues of today.  After graduation, she plans to get field experience as an ecological engineer for several years before attending law school.

 

Simone Burton, from Cleveland, Utah is a marine biology major with a chemistry minor. She became interested in this field when she was just thirteen. She intends to complete her Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship and Internship with NOAA this upcoming year to gaining experience in the world of marine biology research and public outreach. Simone is interested in aiding in marine conservation efforts through research, policy and communication, and education and outreach.

 

This year’s Udall Scholars and Honorable Mentions were selected from 443 candidates nominated by 227 colleges and universities.

 

Selected statistics on the 2019 competition

443 eligible applicants were nominated for the Udall Scholarship this year

55 Scholars and 55 Honorable Mentions were selected

384 students applied in the Environment category; 24 in Health Care; 35 in Tribal Public Policy

134 Sophomores; 309 Juniors

About 50% self-identified as non-white

Scholars come from 36 states and 12 Tribes and Alaska Native Villages

 

Learn more about the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship and meet the 2019 Scholars

 

About the Udall Foundation
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships, and internships for study in fields related to the environment and to Native Americans and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care and Tribal public policy; connects youth from underserved communities to the Nation’s public lands and natural resources to foster greater understanding, appreciation, stewardship, and enjoyment of those lands and resources through photography, positive outdoor experiences, and environmental education through Parks in Focus®; provides funding to the Native Nations Institute for research, education, and outreach on Native American and Alaska Native health care issues and Tribal public policy issues; provides funding to the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy to conduct policy research and outreach on the environment and related themes; and provides assessment, mediation, training, and other related services through the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.

 

More Information
For more information about the Udall Foundation, please visit https://www.udall.gov/. For additional information about the Scholarship program, please contact LeAnn Adam at leann.adam@oregonstate.edu and visit https://topscholars.oregonstate.edu/.