CONSERVATION ECOLOGY AWARDS
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.
2021 Winner: Jennifer Fuller
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.
2021 Winner: Gavin McGregor
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.
2021 Winner: Michelle Lincoln
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.
2021 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.
2021 Winner: Isabella Bledsoe
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.
2021 Winner: Tess Fields
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
ASLA Certificates of Honor and Merit
Given by the American Society of Landscape Architects to outstanding students who have demonstrated the highest level of scholarship and accomplishment in skills related to the art and technology of landscape architecture.
2021 Winners: Yanling Mo, Eva Roos
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.
2021 Winner: Jenna Happach
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.
2021 Winner: Dallas Ford
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.
2021 Winner: Thomas Charney
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.
2021 Winners: Audeline Kurniawan, Ashley Truitt
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.
2021 Winner: Katherine Shiffler
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.
2021 Winner: Emily Hernandez
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.
2021 Winner: Sara Steenbergh
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.
2021 Winner: Eva Roos
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.
2021 Winners: Rachelle Roake, Yanning Gao
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.
2021 Winner: Chen Zuo
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.
2021 Winner: Yan Li
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.
2021 Winner: Jenna Happach - Watch presentation
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.
2021 Winner: Eva Roos
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.
2021 Winner: Madeline Somers
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.
2021 Winner: Jiangyun Li
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.
2021 Winners: Marlotte de Jong, Sam Kalb, Adriane Kline, Lynn Socha
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.
2021 Winner: Seneca Lee
Glancy Climate Innovation Award
This award is given annually to a student conducting innovative mitigation or abrupt climate change research.
2021 Winner: Juan Chung
Charles Lathrop Pack Foundation Award
This award was established in 1923 by a gift from Charles Lathrop Pack. The income from this fund provides an award for a student in natural resources who, in competition, writes the best essay on a subject in the field of natural resources.
2021 Winners: Isabella Mayorga, Ember McCoy, Matt Sehrsweeny