NatSci undergraduate nominated for Udall Scholarship

Published March 16, 2017

Hannah MacDonald

Hannah MacDonald, a junior majoring in earth science in the College of Natural Science is one of two Michigan State University undergraduate students nominated this year for a Udall Scholarship.

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.

MacDonald is from Alpena, Mich., and is a graduate of Alpena High School. She is a youth leadership council member for EarthEcho International, where she speaks to youth about environmental stewardship, and is the service and recruitment chair for the Spartan Sierra Club.

“I am honored to be nominated by Michigan State University for the Udall Scholarship,”said MacDonald, who is also an MSU Honors College student. “This scholarship would not only give me the financial support to continue my undergraduate education but would connect me with environmental leaders, professionals and other scholars to advance my career.”

The other MSU student nominated for the award is Ashley Archer, an Honors College junior majoring in fisheries and wildlife in Lyman Briggs College.

To date, MSU has produced 12 Udall Scholars.