Friday, February 1, 2013

Congratulations to the Spring 2013 Scholarship Winners!

The Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Program at the University of Denver College of Law has just awarded two of its most prestigious scholarships.

Khulan Amarsana has been awarded the Marilyn Alkire Scholarship. Amarsana graduated from Mongolian National University School of Law with a Bachelors Degree in International Law. She joined the Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Program this Spring. The Marilyn Alkire Scholarship was established in 1998 to provide scholarship support to one student in the LLM program per year. The scholarship recipient must exhibit a strong interest in environmental and natural resources law.Amarsana stated, "I am very thankful for Ms. Alkire for her generous heart. After completing the program, I want to take everything I learn here, and return to my home country to reduce the pollution of our pristine land."

Teresa Abel has been awarded the Colonel Jan Laitos Scholarship. Abel graduated from the University of Georgia, Athens with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008. She then applied to DU Law in the Fall of 2011. Abel joined the Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Program this semester under the dual JD-LLM degree option. The Colonel Laitos Scholarship is awarded annually to an ENRGP student who demonstrates academic achievement and laudable environmental and natural reources career goals. Abel shared, "Receipt of this scholarship has strengthened my goals of one day being able to give back to the DU community.The support and recognition provided by my donors has been instrumental in allowing me to pursue my interest in sustainable land development."

Don C. Smith, director of the ENRGP Program said, "Ms. Abel and Ms. Amarsana have earned two of our program's most sought-after scholarships, and I am delighted for both of them. Each brings a level of commitment and a desire to learn about environmental and natural reosurces issues that will serve her well over a career. I would also like to recognize Marilyn Alkire and the Laitos family for their on-going support of the ENRGP. Ms. Abel and Ms. Amarsana join a long line of former students who won the same awards and are now making significant contributions the world over."


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