Natural resources major wins Udall Scholarship

Topic: Scholarships

April 29, 2013

Kevin Williams, a junior majoring in natural resources and environmental management at Ball State University, has received a 2013 Udall Scholarship. Williams is being recognized for his commitment to a career in the environment, his leadership potential and his academic achievement. 

The Indianapolis resident is one of 50 recipients nationwide from a field of more than 480 applicants. He will receive a $5,000 scholarship and will attend a scholar orientation with other Udall winners in Tucson, Ariz., in August. 

Williams intends to pursue a career in water quality management and public education, with a special focus on runoff and drinking water supplies for urban areas. He is the seventh Ball State student to win the Udall Scholarship since 2005.

"The Udall Scholarship is a prestigious award in the environmental field that will help launch my career and development as a young professional," Williams said. "I am now a part of a special group of students and alumni across the country who are challenged to think creatively about ways to improve that state of our environment and the future availability of our natural resources." 

For more information about the Udall scholarship, visit

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