Dow Sustainability Master's Fellowship
Each year, Dow Sustainability Master’s Fellows are selected from a pool of candidates nominated by schools throughout the university. Each fellow participates in collaborative engagement activities and a substantial interdisciplinary team.
2022 Winners: Luke Allen, Katelyn Boisvert, Catherine Diggs, Claire Doyle, Francisco Daniel Rentera Macedo, Hana Tomozawa, and Chantalle Vincent
Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowship
The Rackham Graduate School has established the Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowship Program to aid Michigan residents who return to graduate school after an extended absence. Selection is based on academic merit and motivation to complete the degree as demonstrated in academic achievement, letters of reference, and prior work or volunteer experience.
2022 Winner: Kat Cameron
Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
This fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who are actively working on their dissertation research and writing. The fund supports student work on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious, or risk-taking.
2022 Winner: Calli Vanderwilde
BEHAVIOR, EDUCATION, AND COMMUNICATION AWARDS
The Ayers-Brinser Award
Established in 1977, this award is given to a doctoral student who has shown particular excellence in the study of natural resource policy and management. The award recognizes academic achievement and professional promise.
2022 Winner: Michal Russo
The William B. Stapp Award for Excellence
This award, established in 1993 by the BEC faculty, honors the lifetime of work and leadership Professor William (Bill) Stapp gave to environmental education. Recipients are recognized for their outstanding leadership and excellence in the study of environmental education.
2022 Winners: Connor Roessler and Sarah Collins
ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE MANAGEMENT AWARDS
The Aquatic Ecology Scholarship
Established in honor of Professor Jim Diana, this scholarship helps students pursuing an aquatic sciences degree. Recipients may study a variety of topics, including fisheries, watershed management, river/stream ecology, wetland science, aquatic-conservation biology and Great Lakes ecosystems.
2022 Winner: Xiao Qin
The Samuel A. Graham Award
Established in 1967 by family and friends to honor the memory of Samuel A. Graham, this award is presented to graduate students in forest biology. The award is given to students who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and have shown superior capability in writing.
2022 Winners: Lais Petri and Maxime Groen
The Jeffrey Lund Forest Ecology Award
Established in 1973 by Mr. and Mrs. Alan Lund, in memory of Jeffrey Lund, a graduate student in forest ecology, this award is given to the outstanding forest or plant ecology student who demonstrates academic excellence, research capability, and professional promise.
2022 Winner: Lais Petri
Howard M. Wight Memorial Award
Established in 1943 from a fund set up by alumni of the school, this award honors the memory of Professor Howard M. Wight, who taught in the field of wildlife. It is given to a student in the management of wildlife and natural areas who possesses high scholarship and prospects of accomplishment in this field.
2022 Winner: Liam Connolly
Professor Ernest A.H. Woodman Award
This award is presented to a student with a major in forestry, wildlife, or a related resource-based management area. The recipient has demonstrated interest and ability in administration of natural resources and shown leadership in student activities centered in the school.
2022 Winner: Liam Connolly
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AWARDS
Bunyan Bryant Scholarship Award for Environmental Justice
Established in honor of Professor Bunyan Bryant, this scholarship is given to a student in the Environmental Justice program. The recipient is someone who makes positive contributions to the environmental justice community at U-M and beyond.
2022 Winner: Dolores Perales
Environmental Justice Award for Outstanding Scholarship
Established in 2006, this award is given to students studying in the field of environmental justice who have done outstanding work in the classroom, on research projects, practica, theses, or dissertations.
2022 Winner: Dominic Bednar
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND PLANNING AWARDS
Stanley A. Cain Award
Established in 1977, this award is given to a student who has shown particular excellence in the study of natural resources policy and management.
2022 Winner: Amanda Wheelock
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
Fred and Helen Arbuckle Scholarship in Landscape Architecture
Established in 2005 by Fred (MLA '78) and Helen Arbuckle in appreciation of the SEAS education Fred received and the career start his U-M degree gave him.
2022 Winner: Eli Lowry
Alice and Jessie Bourquin Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1995 to honor the memory of Alice and Jessie Bourquin, who loved to travel and were among the first female landscape architecture practitioners. Awarded to the student who proposes the most innovative and creative research or project for summer travel and best exemplifies the pioneering spirit of the Bourquin sisters.
2022 Winner: Thomas Charney
Terry J. and Janice Brown Award
This award was established in May 2006 by friends, colleagues, and former students of Professor Terry J. Brown in honor of his service to the school and its students, and for contributions to the field.
2022 Winner: Chen Zuo
William and Mabel Jackson Award
Established in 1997 by Pat Jackson and Carol Sullivan in honor of Pat's parents, William and Mabel Jackson. The award supports Landscape Architecture students, their projects, and related travel.
2022 Winner: Peiwen Li
William J. Johnson Prize
Established in 1989, the William J. Johnson Prize is awarded to a student who proposes an innovative and exciting project that captures the essence of Johnson's design philosophy.
2022 Winner: Feixue Qi
Landscape Architecture Alumni Award
Established in 1967 by alumni and friends of the Landscape Architecture program, this award recognizes students with the greatest potential for original and imaginative work.
2022 Winner: Shannon Clancy
Landscape Architecture Faculty Award
Established in 1967 by the Landscape Architecture faculty, this award is presented to the student demonstrating the greatest potential to perform comprehensive professional work. The award is symbolic of dedication to high standards of quality and service.
2022 Winner: Dallas Ford
Michigan ASLA Scholarship
This award was established by Clare Jagenow, past president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, to recognize outstanding Landscape Architecture students chosen by the faculty of the Landscape Architecture program.
2022 Winner: Isabella Shehab
Russel A. Pelton Award
Established in 1976 by friends of Russel Pelton, this award is presented to the continuing student demonstrating the most outstanding knowledge, interest, and sensitivity to plants and their use in landscape design.
2022 Winner: Alyson Oostdyk
Kenneth J. and Shirley Polakowski Landscape Architecture Award
Established in 1996, this fellowship is presented to students who received a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University or to students who excel in the field of landscape architecture.
2022 Winners: Jingzhi Fan, Sharni Smith, and Eli Lowry
Barbara Rotvig Memorial Award
Established in 1964 in memory of Barbara Rotvig, this award assists a continuing Landscape Architecture student who shows great promise for creative work.
2022 Winner: Qifan Wu
Ray Marshall Rowe Memorial Award
Established in 1971 by students, alumni, and faculty of the Landscape Architecture program, this award recognizes a student who shows the most promise in graphic presentation.
2022 Winner: Yiyuan Wang
Paul L. Strauch "Spirit of the Studio" Award
Established in 2004 by the friends and family of Paul Strauch, the award is given to the second-year MLA student who embodies the upbeat and generous "Spirit of the Studio." The recipient is chosen by the students in the second-year MLA class. Strauch was the Spirit of the Studio winner in the Landscape Architecture class of 1994.
2022 Winner: Chen Zuo
Anthony and Johanna van Sweden Landscape Architecture Award
The Johanna and Anthony van Sweden Award was established in 2002 to honor deserving students in the Landscape Architecture program.
2022 Winner: Emily Hernandez
SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS AWARDS
3M Award for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial Ecology
3M has recognized the critical importance of understanding the interactions between industrial systems, natural systems, and human needs that are impacting the planet’s life support system, and collaborating with multiple and diverse stakeholders in order to achieve systems that meet human needs in a more sustainable manner. This award was established in 1999 to honor the memory of Thomas W. Zosel, Manager of Environmental Initiatives for the 3M Company. Mr. Zosel was instrumental in launching the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan.
2022 Winner: Sofia Camarero Lema
Jonathan Bulkley Water Prize
Established in honor of Professor Jonathan Bulkley, this award recognizes outstanding students who are developing innovative solutions for managing water resources on a more sustainable basis. These solutions can come from students in a variety of fields within the school and those across the university, including engineering, policy, planning, ecology, and public health.
2022 Winner: Olivia David
The Students for SEAS Outstanding Teaching Awards
These awards were established by the student governing board in 1995 to recognize teaching excellence. Selections are made by the students of SEAS.
2022 Winners: Kyle Whyte and Malulani Castro
The Carey A. and Jeannine Boukai Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1976, this award is made annually to a female student in SEAS who demonstrates interest in the maintenance of environmental quality and who has the most outstanding academic record after three semesters of full-time enrollment in the University of Michigan.
2022 Winners: Gaea Gaecke, Josephine McCarthy, Hannah Devereaux, Carma Johnson, Flora Luo, Corinne Pita, and Pamela (Reece) Doss
The Lyle E. Craine Undergraduate Award
Established in 1977, this award is given to an undergraduate student who has shown particular excellence in the study of natural resource policy and management.
2022 Winner: Priscila Flores
The Peter and Carolyn Mertz Undergraduate Fellowship Award
This award is given to an undergraduate who in the words of the sponsor, “emulates the spirit of John Muir, expresses a joie de vivre, and has a serious frame of mind that is never devoid of a sense of humor.”
2022 Winner: Jessie Williams
The Anna Louise Stanton Scholarship
The Stanton scholarship was founded in 2008 from the estate of Anna Louise Stanton (LSA '45) to support undergraduate students who intend to have a career promoting the use of natural resources on a sustainable basis.
2022 Winners: Lashaun Jackson and Madison Bradley
The XI Sigma Junior Award
Established in 1959 by the Upsilon Chapter of Xi Sigma Pi, this award recognizes the junior undergraduate student who has attained the highest scholastic average.
2022 Winners: Ena Humphries and Haoran (Horace) Mo
Rosina M. Bierbaum Award in Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
This award recognizes a student whose research examines innovative means to adapt to and/or mitigate the effects of climate change.
2022 Winners: Ylexia Padilla, Jared Mandelbaum, Ember McCoy, and Divya Solomon
Alumni War Memorial Award
Established in 1948 by the Michigan Natural Resources Society, this award honors University of Michigan foresters who lost their lives in service of their country. The award is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding performance in scholarship, leadership, and personal qualifications.
2022 Winner: Wesley Davis
The Winnifred Chase Fellowship
This award, administered by Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, support students in botanical field study and research.
2022 Winner: Lais Petri
DEI Champion Award
Each year the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Champion Award recognizes a student who serves as a fierce advocate and ally for DEI within our SEAS community. This award recognizes individuals who are actively striving to weave DEI into the fabric of SEAS to enhance the success of students in their endeavors during their time at SEAS and beyond.
2022 Winner: Cecilia Garibay
Glancy Climate Innovation Award
This award is given annually to a student conducting innovative mitigation or abrupt climate change research.
2022 Winner: Sofia Camarero Lema
The Karl Kidder Award
This fund was established by Jeanette Kidder, in 1971, in memory of her late husband, Karl Kidder. This award is made to a Michigan-born student who shows academic and professional promise.
2022 Winner: Matthew Boelens
The Andrea Lynn Kline Environmental Stewardship Scholarship
The Andrea Lynn Kline Environmental Stewardship Scholarship Fund, endowed in 2020 by Paul S. Evanoff, provides student support each year for graduate students, including PhD students, at the School for Environment and Sustainability who are studying landscape architecture and/or environmental resource management and restoration. This fellowship was established in memory of Andrea L. Kline, (SEAS Class of 1985) who devoted her life to land conservation, habitat restoration, landscape design, and other environmental endeavors.
2022 Winner: David Grace
The Samuel Trask Dana Award
This award, in recognition of Samuel Trask Dana’s outstanding contributions in the field of resource management and conservation, is awarded annually to the graduate student in the School for Environment and Sustainability judged most outstanding on the basis of scholarship and service.
2022 Winner: Esther Woo
The William D. Drake Prize
This award honors the memory of William D. Drake (professor in SEAS) and is given to students in the School for Environment and Sustainability or the undergraduate Program in the Environment who are affiliated in some way with the University of Michigan’s Nichols Arboretum. Each prize is intended to recognize and honor work done by a student that links studies in SEAS/PitE with Nichols Arboretum.
2022 Winners: Morgan Anderson, Eamon Espey, Evan Joneson, Eli Lowry, and Chantalle Vincent
The Nanette R. Lacross Prize
This award honors the memory of Nanette R. LaCross and is given to students in the School for Environment and Sustainability or the undergraduate Program in the Environment who are affiliated in some way with the University of Michigan’s Nichols Arboretum. Each prize is intended to recognize and honor work done by a student that links studies in SEAS/PitE with Nichols Arboretum.
2022 Winners: Delfina Grinspan, Rachel Karufmann, Jess Lasoff-Santos, Kaira Liggett, and Amanda Martinez
The Tamara L. Reeme Scholarship
The Tamara L. Reeme Scholarship is awarded to exceptional students with a demonstrated commitment to course and field work, who exemplify characteristics needed to address current environmental issues.
2022 Winners: Sarah Dieck and Kimberly Heumann
The Women's National Farm & Garden Association Award - Franklin Branch
For more than 20 years, the Ann Arbor Branch of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association has provided support to outstanding SEAS graduate students.
2022 Winners: Rachel Kaufmann and Isabel Shehab