Pitzer College Student Awarded Udall Scholarship
Claremont, Calif. (April 5, 2011) – Pitzer College congratulates Isabella Thorndike ’12, a recipient of a 2011 Udall Scholarship.
Thorndike is an environmental analysis major at Pitzer who has been recognized for her environmental leadership. After graduation, Thorndike plans to redefine “green building” by becoming a design-build professional who specializes in using modern techniques to enhance energy efficiency, embodied natural resources and the cultural value of existing buildings.
The 80-student class of 2011 Udall Scholars was selected from 510 candidates nominated by 231 colleges and universities.
The 2011 Udall Scholars will assemble August 3-7, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, to receive their awards and meet policymakers and community leaders in environmental fields, tribal health care and governance.
The Udall Foundation is an independent federal agency that was established by Congress in 1992 to provide federally funded scholarships for college students intending to pursue careers related to the environment, as well as to Native American students pursuing tribal policy or health care careers.