Environmental Studies major Aaron Weckstein was selected out of nearly 500 applicants as a 2017 Udall Scholar. With an interest in sustainable urban design and green stormwater infrastructure, Aaron has served as the Director of Grounds and Sustainability for the Temple Student Government for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Udall Scholars are selected on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native health care, or Tribal public policy; leadership potential; record of public service; and academic achievement. Each scholarship provides up to $7,000 for the Scholar’s junior or senior year. Since the first awards in 1996, the Udall Foundation has awarded 1,574 scholarships totaling $8,090,000.
The 2017 Udall Scholars will assemble August 8-13, 2017, in Tucson, Arizona, to meet one another and program alumni; learn more about the Udall legacy of public service; and interact with community leaders in environmental fields, Tribal health care, and governance.