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Udall Scholarship nominees

March 20, 2019

MSU nominates Spartan Engineering students for nationally competitive scholarship 

Undergraduate students in biosystems engineering and chemical engineering are among the three students nominated by Michigan State University for the nationally competitive Udall Scholarship.

Udall nominee Rachelle Crow is a junior in biosystems engineering.
Udall nominee Rachelle Crow is a junior in biosystems engineering.

Nominees are:

• Rachelle Crow, an Honors College junior majoring in biosystems engineering in the College of Engineering. Her faculty mentor is associate professor Steven Safferman in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.

• Montgomery Smith, an Honors College junior majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering. Her faculty mentor is MSU Foundation Professor Christoph Benning in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Also nominated is Charles Booher, an Honors College junior majoring in fisheries and wildlife in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, as well as public policy in the College of Social Science. His faculty mentors are assistant professor Robert Montgomery in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and associate professor John Waller in the Department of History. 

Udall nominee Montgomery Smith is a junior in chemical engineering.
Udall nominee Montgomery Smith is a junior in chemical engineering.

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. Each year, the foundation awards up to $7,000 for educational expenses to 60 outstanding students in the United States. 

MSU has produced 12 Udall Scholars.

“These are students who are deeply passionate about conservation and environmental issues,” said Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, dean of the Honors College. “Michigan State University is proud to nominate them for the Udall Scholarship."