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May 6, 2019

Two students recognized for honorable mentions in Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Submitted by Communications and Marketing


Two Kansas State University students are among 55 honorable mentions recognized nationally for the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship. 

Recipients are Prerona Kundu, junior in mechanical engineering, Lawrence; and MacKenzie Cline, junior in biological systems engineering, Lincoln, Nebraska. 

The national scholarship is for college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care. This year, there were 443 eligible nominees for the Udall scholarship. 

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Cline hopes to pursue a career as an environmental engineer in Europe or acquire a master's degree in this field at a university in Europe. She is eager to continue learning about the Clinesustainable use of the Earth's water resources and its implications related to future agricultural demand. Cline is president of Smurthwaite Scholarship/Leadership House, vice president of Steel Ring and secretary of Engineers Without Borders. She is a member of the Leadership and Innovation Program in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering. Cline also played piccolo in the K-State Marching Band for two years. 

Rising sophomores and juniors are encouraged to email Jim Hohenbary, director of the office of nationally competitive scholarships, at jimlth@k-state.edu if they would like to set an appointment to learn more about the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship opportunity.