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Lisa Didow Named 2010 Morris K. Udall Scholar  

Lisa Didow named Udall Scholar for 2010.
Lisa Didow
Lisa Didow ཇ was recently named a Morris K. Udall scholar for 2010. Ms. Didow is majoring in elementary/special education and environmental studies, and plans to teach middle school science. She joins a class of 80 Udall scholars who were chosen from among 537 candidates representing 256 colleges and universities nationwide. A 14-member independent review committee selected this year's group of Scholars on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, health care or tribal public policy; leadership potential; and academic achievement.

"These students are the future environmental and tribal leaders of our world and the Udall Foundation is proud to help them advance their education," said Terrence L. Bracy, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Udall Foundation.

Each scholarship provides up to $5,000 for the Scholar's junior or senior year. This prestigious scholarship has generated 1,155 Udall Scholars since the first awards in 1996. For this competition Ms. Didow's letters of recommendation were written by her advisor Dr. Debra Zinicola (College of Education and Human Services, Department of Educational Studies), Dr. Judith C. Stark (College of Arts and Sciences, Director of Environmental Studies; Department of Philosophy Department), and Dr. Michael Taylor (College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science).

The 2010 Udall Scholars will assemble August 4-8, 2010, in Tucson, Arizona, to receive their awards and meet policymakers and community leaders in environmental fields, tribal health care, and governance.

Ms. Didow has been a member of the Girl Scouts for 15 years and has had the pleasure of partaking in many opportunities to discover the great outdoors while also becoming a leader in educating others in environmental conservation. She plans to use her passion for nature to integrate an outdoor environmental education program into the New Jersey science education curriculum. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, spending time on the beach, and sharing laughter with her friends and family.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Judith C. Stark, Ph.D.
  • (973) 761-9473
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