Kudos to Kyle Kline, an Environmental Studies major at the School of Geography and Development on his selection as a Udall Scholar. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. Kyle received one of only 55 scholarships nationwide.
On receiving the scholarship, Kline writes, "I am beyond humbled to be named a 2020 Udall Scholar. I plan to dedicate my life and career to fight for climate justice and equality, and I cannot wait to learn from and contribute to the vast network of Udall Scholars. I walk in the footsteps of giants, those on the front line of the climate crisis whose call to action I work to answer. Thank you to my mentors, friends, and fellow activists who have given me the clarity and guidance to affect what change I have been able to inspire. It is as a local, national, and global team that we will save the planet, and I am excited to be one piece of that enormous puzzle."
The Udall Foundation, a Tucson based organization awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations and the environment.