Northfield, Minn.—Carleton College student Courtney Dufford ‘14 (Stockton, Ill.) has been selected as one of 50 Udall Scholarship winners.
Dufford, a political science and environmental studies major, was selected by a 14-member independent review committee who picked this year's group of Udall Scholars on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native American health care, or tribal public policy; leadership potential; academic achievement; and record of public service.
This highly qualified class of Udall Scholars was selected from 488 candidates nominated by 230 colleges and universities. Forty-two Scholars intend to pursue careers related to the environment. Four Native American/Alaska Native Scholars intend to pursue careers related to tribal public policy; four Native American/Alaska Native Scholars intend to pursue careers related to health care.
Each scholarship provides up to $5,000 for the Scholar’s junior or senior year. Since the first awards in 1996, the Udall Foundation has awarded 1,364 scholarships totaling $6,820,000.
The 2013 Udall Scholars will assemble August 7-11, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz., to receive their awards and meet policymakers and community leaders in environmental fields, tribal health care, and governance.
For more information on the Udall Scholarship and this year’s award winners, visit http://www.udall.gov/NewsAnnouncements/NewsAnnouncements.aspx?Item=119