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.
2023 Winners: Emily Alexander, Sanya Bery, Nivedita Biswal, Gahyun Lee, Gautham Mathur, Taylor McKenzie, Brooke Troxell
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.
2023 Winner: Jason Hawes
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.
2023 Winners: Ember McCoy, Marlotte De Jong
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.
2023 Winner: Anna Ostermeier
ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE MANAGEMENT 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.
2023 Winner: Madeline Standen
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.
2023 Winner: Ezekiel Herrera-Bevan
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.
2023 Winner: Mia Dozier
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.
2023 Winners: Research team consisting of Bree Prehn, Hans Leisman, Sofia Da Silva, Erin Posas, Bryan Castillo, Jessica Berger, Anjali Thakker, Jared Mandelbaum, Rebeca Maxon , Malu Castro, Cat Diggs, Kylee Nichols
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.
2023 Winners: Amy Van Zanen, Joel Weltzien
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.
2023 Winner: Maggie Lobbig
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.
2023 Winner: Grace Carbeck
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.
2023 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.
2023 Winner: Tom 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.
2023 Winner: Nana Temple
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.
2023 Winner: Dillon Martin
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.
2023 Winner: Bingqing Han
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.
2023 Winner: Joseph Powell
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.
2023 Winner: Kaitlyn Vreeken
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.
2023 Winners: Tom Charney, Kaitlyn Vreeken
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.
2023 Winner: Dallas Ford
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.
2023 Winner: Esther Chiang
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.
2023 Winner: Taryn Farber
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.
2023 Winner: Chen Zuo
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.
2023 Winner: Maggie Lobbig
SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS AWARDS
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.
2023 Winner: Chen Zuo
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.
2023 Winners: Emily Wilkins and Grace Jeon
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.
2023 Winner: Cody Quiroz
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.”
2023 Winner: Andrea Behrmann
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.
2023 Winners: Lashaun Jackson, Anna Pohlman, Samantha Schrodel, Emma Lapp
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.
2023 Winners: Flora Luo, Caroline Corbett
The Courtney R. Wilson Award
This award is given in memory of Courtney Wilson, an SEAS alumna, MS graduate and PhD student, who was a dedicated member and ambassador of the SEAS community, inspiring others through her contagious smile and eagerness to learn. The award is given to the member of the first year doctoral student cohort who best exemplifies Courtney's keen intellect, kind compassion, and deep commitment to addressing critical environmental issues.
2023 Winner: Charlotte Probst
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.
2023 Winners: John McClure, Annie Linden
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.
2023 Winner: Dallas Ford
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.
2023 Winners: Dinah George, Victoria Cheung, Mary Edwards
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.
2023 Winners: Dinah George, Erin Posas
Glancy Climate Innovation Award
This award is given annually to a student conducting innovative mitigation or abrupt climate change research.
2023 Winner: Daniel McGill
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.
2023 Winner: Lindsay Rasmussen
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.
2023 Winners: Ezekiel Herrera-Bevan, Lais Petri
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.
2023 Winner: Maria Dozier
MATTHAEI BOTANICAL GARDENS & NICHOLS ARBORETUM AWARDS
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.
2023 Winners: Alexa Garnet, Erin Graves, Laura Gumpper, Rachel Kaufmann, Sarah Lindsey, Eli Lowry, Anna McAtee, Ylexia Padilla, Grace Carbeck
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.
2023 Winners: Mahalina Dimicali, Sasha Fraser, Grace Carbeck