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Alyssa Parkhurst, a junior at Augsburg double majoring in Environmental Studies and American Indian Studies, has just been named a Udall Scholar. Only 55 students across the country are selected. Alyssa’s scholarship is in the category of Tribal Policy. She receives $7,000 and will spend five days in Tucson, Arizona, at Scholar Orientation at the Udall Ranch. extending her professional network, meeting other scholars and alumni, and learning new skills.
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
Alyssa is an Act Six Scholar, Summer intern at Dream of Wild Health, Environmental Stewardship Coordinator at Augsburg, Storyteller for Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Jingle dress dancer and educator.