Claremont, Calif. (April 30, 2014)—Pitzer College student Morissa Zuckerman ’16 has been awarded a Udall Scholarship by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, recognizing her commitment to pursue a career related to environmental protection. She is one of 50 students nationwide to receive this prestigious award.
Zuckerman has been an active member of the Pitzer community, serving as a leader in the Claremont Colleges Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign. She is passionate about addressing climate change issues and systemic economic injustices, and plans to continue working to promote environmental awareness and student activism. She hopes to pursue further work in environmental policy and community organizing.
The Udall Foundation provides scholarships to college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy and Native American health care. Udall scholars are eligible to receive up to $5,000 as part of their award.
Zuckerman, along with the other recipients, will travel to Tucson, Arizona this summer for a reception where she will receive the award and meet with numerous leaders and public officials in the field.