Congratulations to the one incoming graduate student, two current graduate students, one incoming undergraduate student and four current undergraduate students who received funding for the 2019-2020 academic year from the UW College of the Environment scholarships and funding!

This year the College of the Environment Scholarship and Funding Committee awarded nearly $80,000 in merit- and need-based scholarship funds to 22 college undergraduates and $30,000 total to six incoming college graduate students.

Here are the recipients for this year’s funding:

  • Xin Deng, ESRM senior – Del Rio Endowed Environmental Studies Scholarship
    The Del Rio Family Foundation established the Del Rio Endowed Scholarship Fund for Environmental Studies to encourage and support students with an interest in the environment who are participating in the Educational Opportunity Program, which promotes academic success and graduation for under-represented ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged and first generation college students at the University of Washington.
  • Eric Anderson, ESRM junior – Nancy Wilcox Endowed Scholarship
    This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of former UW Provost Phyllis Wise, who established it to support students pursuing degrees in the College of the Environment. Dr. Wise named the endowment in honor and memory of her late sister, Nancy E. Wang Wilcox, a middle school teacher who tried to develop the minds of young adolescents using creative and innovative ways of learning. It is this legacy that inspired Provost Wise to establish this endowment to carry on her sister’s commitment to helping others achieve their educational goals.
  • Rachael Johnson, BSE sophomore – College of the Environment Scholarship
  • Iona Rohan, ESRM senior – College of the Environment Scholarship
  • Chloe Rabinowitz, ESRM incoming freshman – College of the Environment Scholarship
    This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of donors. The scholarship was created to support both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in the College of the Environment.
  • Donald Radcliffe, incoming graduate student – College of the Environment Top-Off Award
    This award is offered to top ranked incoming graduate student applicants across the College and provides a one-time payment to be used as the student sees fit to enhance their scholarly work at the University of Washington.
  • Apryle Craig, current graduate student – Integral Environmental Big Data Research Fund Award
    This funding award supports graduate students who are incorporating a big data approach to their scholarly work. In this context, a big data project is defined as one where the student is focused on extracting information from large datasets through the use of interesting, innovative computational and analytic approaches, and where the object of the work is an exploration of emergent patterns and/or relationships of scientific interest.
  • Victoria Fox, current graduate student – Hall Conservation Genetics Research Fund
    This award is made possible by the generosity of Drs. Benjamin and Margaret Hall. During his 38 years in genetics, UW Professor Emeritus of Genome Sciences and Biology Benjamin “Ben” Hall made many key discoveries, including the patented invention “Expression of Polypeptides in Yeast” which the UW-licensed for the production of vaccines against Hepatitis B Virus and Human papillomavirus, as well as Human Insulin, and other recombinant proteins. This funding award supports graduate students working in the field of conservation genetics.