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Michigan State University nominates 3 students for Udall Scholarship

Three Michigan State University undergraduate students have been nominated for the nationally competitive Udall Scholarship.

2019 Udall NomineesMSU’s nominees are:

  • Charles Booher, an Honors College junior majoring in fisheries and wildlife in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and public policy in the College of Social Science. His faculty mentors are Assistant Professor Robert Montgomery in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Associate Professor John Waller in the Department of History.
  • Rachelle Crow, an Honors College junior majoring in biosystems engineering in the College of Engineering. Her faculty mentor is Associate Professor Steven Safferman in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.
  • Montgomery Smith, an Honors College junior majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering. Her faculty mentor is MSU Foundation Professor Christoph Benning in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. Each year, the foundation awards up to $7,000 for educational expenses to 60 outstanding students in the United States.

MSU has produced 12 Udall Scholars.

The National/International Fellowships & Scholarships (NIFS) Office, administered by the Honors College, helps interested undergraduate and graduate students pursue major national and international opportunities by providing information and direct support throughout the competitive application processes.

“These are students who are deeply passionate about conservation and environmental issues,” said Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, dean of the Honors College. “Michigan State University is proud to nominate them for the Udall Scholarship.”

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