Recipient: John E. and Beryl Echlin Scholarship and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Last summer, Rebecca, a member of the Honors Program, participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, an intensive hands-on learning opportunity in which her project explored sustainable food production and environmental policy issues. She also is active in the UNHGreen Team and was part of the organization’s “Think Outside the Dumpster” campaign to reduce waste on campus. She is a recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship, which includes scholarship support and an internship with the EPA.
Hope For The Future
As part of her EPA internship this summer, Rebecca will conduct research on land remediation and assist with toxic substance monitoring and control. “After graduation, I would love to continue working with the EPA on these issues or with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection,” she said.
Why She is Grateful
“Receiving the John E. and Beryl Echlin Scholarship was a huge honor for my family and me,” she said. “It isn’t easy paying for school, and we are incredibly thankful for the generous support. Receiving support from donors has inspired me to do the same in the future. I hope to help other students in relieving their financial burden by creating a scholarship fund.”