Nicholas Scholarships Covering Two-Thirds of Tuition Awarded to Nine Students

October 31, 2016
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Contact: Tim Lucas, 919/613-8084, tdlucas@duke.edu

DURHAM, N.C. – The recently launched Nicholas Scholars Program is the most prestigious merit award ever offered by Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

Launched with funding from five endowments and the Annual Fund, the program enables the school to award up to 15 Nicholas Scholarships each year to incoming Master of Environmental Management (MEM) or Master of Forestry (MF) students from diverse backgrounds and experiences who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential and academic excellence.

These students receive scholarships that cover two-thirds of their tuition – the highest level of financial aid the school has ever offered.

The inaugural cohort of Nicholas Scholars includes nine outstanding students from the Class of 2018 who were selected for the two-year program from a highly competitive field.

They are:

  • Gloria Aldana of Miami, Fla., who is pursuing an MEM in Environmental Economics & Policy;
  • Samantha Godwin of Duck, N.C., who is pursuing an MEM in Coastal Environmental Management;
  • Brendan Hannon of New York, N.Y., who is pursuing an MEM in Energy & Environment;
  • Jason Yongwoo Lee of Belle Mead, N.J., who is pursuing an MEM in Environmental Economics & Policy;
  • James MacCarthy of Oakton, Va., who is pursuing an MEM in Ecosystem Science & Conservation;
  • Kristen McKinley of  Durham, N.C, who is pursuing an MEM in Ecotoxicology & Environmental Health;
  • Taylor Price of  Cary, N.C., who is pursuing an MEM in Environmental Economics & Policy;
  • Kelley Robbins-Thompson of Marietta, Ga., who is pursuing an MEM in Ecosystem Science & Conservation; and
  • Alex Rudee of Seattle, Wash., who is pursuing an MEM in Environmental Economics & Policy.

You can learn more about the nine students, including their previous work experience and education, and why they chose the Nicholas School, by clicking on their hyperlinked names.

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