Pitzer Student Allison Donine ’16 Wins Udall Environmental Scholarship

Allison Donine '16Claremont, Calif. (April 22, 2015)—Pitzer College student Allison Donine ’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.

Donine, an environmental analysis major, has served as a research assistant for the Ontario Real Food Project, which addresses issues of food justice in Ontario, Calif. In 2014, she received a Doris Duke Conservation Scholarship and spent a summer immersed in issues of land, water and wildlife conservation. She also was awarded a 2014 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which she used to study in Nepal in fall 2014.

Donine plans to pursue a graduate degree in public policy and disaster sociology.

The Udall Foundation is a federal agency that 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.

Donine and other Udall scholars 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.

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