Ritankar Das Named 2013 Udall Scholar

By Indiawest

Ritankar Das

Ritankar Das

The Udall Foundation recently announced that Ritankar Das, an Indian American student at the University of California at Berkeley, was among the 50 students from 43 colleges and universities who have been selected as 2013 Udall Scholars.

A 14-member independent review committee selected this year’s group of Udall Scholars on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native American health care, or tribal public policy; leadership potential; academic achievement; and record of public service.

The class of Udall Scholars was selected from 488 candidates nominated by 230 colleges and universities. Forty-two scholars intend to pursue careers related to the environment.

Each scholarship provides up to $5,000 for the scholar’s junior or senior year.

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