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April 20, 2006

Birmingham-Southern College student a 2006 Udall Scholar

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College junior Cori Anderson has been announced as one of 80 national scholars chosen to receive a Morris K. Udall Scholarship.  Anderson, a native of Madison, Miss., is the only scholar selected from a school in the state of Alabama.

The 80 scholars were selected by the Morris K. Udall Foundation from among 445 candidates nominated by 224 colleges and universities across the country.  Each scholarship provides up to $5,000 for one year.

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation was authorized by Congress in 1992 to honor Congressman Udall's legacy of public service.  Udall served in the House of Representatives for three decades.  His love for the environment resulted in numerous pieces of legislation, one being the Alaska Lands Act of 1980, which doubled the size of the national park system and tripled national wilderness.

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics.

Anderson, a biology major and environmental studies minor at BSC, is the daughter of William and Janet Anderson.

Cori Anderson
            Cori Anderson
The 2006 Udall Scholars will gather in Tucson, Ariz., August 2-6 to receive their awards and meet policy makers and community leaders in their field.




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