Nelson Institute student receives Udall Scholarship

April 23, 2019

Nelson Institute undergraduate, Carly Winner has been named a recipient of a 2019 Udall Scholarship, a national honor that recognizes leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to the environment or American Indian communities. The scholarship provides up to $7,000 for a recipient’s junior or senior year, which Winner plans to use to further her efforts to promote egalitarian learning opportunities and learning spaces so that all children have access to environmental education and the outdoors. 

An environmental studies student at the Nelson Institute, Winner is also a member of the Community Environmental Scholars Program (CESP) which is "designed for students who want to link their passion for the environment with a commitment to the community." CESP co-director, Cathy Middlecamp supported Winner in her efforts by writing a letter of recommendation. Middlecamp says, Winner is a “talented undergraduate here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she has much to offer as a person, as a student majoring in science, and as a future teacher.”

CESP co-director, Rob Beattie, was also complimentary of Winner, stating, “When Carly applied to CESP we asked her why she wanted to be in a program linking environment and community.  She said, 'I have a passion for doing work that has a meaning and has results that you can see. Being a mentor, educator, conservationist, and activist for my community is the most important thing to me.’ With focus like that we jumped at the chance to get Carly involved in CESP. We’re thrilled that this scholarship from the Udall Foundation recognizes Carly’s growing capabilities as an environmental leader - it is an honor she definitely deserves.” Read more.

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