EPC Winners of Major Scholarships and Fellowships

  • Renee Wellman, Udall Scholarship, 2014-2015
  • Lauren Wustenburg, Joint Summer URG-ISEN grant through the Nasaw Family Foundation
  • Jessie Moravek, NOAA Hollings Scholarship, 2014
  • Kevin Short, Northwestern Circumnavigator Grant, 2012
  • Mark Silberg, Udall Scholarship, 2012-2013, Honorable Mention
  • Elizabeth Miller, Udall Scholarship, 2011-12, Honorable Mention
  • Julia Steege, Princeton in Latin America, 2011-12
  • Rachel Smith, Fulbright Scholarship, 2010-11
  • Emily Wright, Udall Scholarship, 2010-11
  • Elizabeth Meryl Summers, Fulbright Scholarship, 2009-10
  • Sam McAleese, Northwestern Circumnavigator Grant, 2009
  • Sam Schiller, Udall Scholarship, 2008-09

The H. Paul Friesema Award for Environmental Leadership and Academic Achievement

The H. Paul Friesema Award is given to a student in the Environmental Policy and Culture Program who has demonstrated exceptional environmental leadership and academic achievement. The Award carries a small financial prize and is presented at the EPC End of the Year Reception in June.



2015 Meredyth Gottschall and

Katherine Gladstone

2014 Alexandra Becker

2013 Mark Silberg

2012 Joshua Kaplan

2011 Dylan Lewis and Emily Wright

2010 Ren Chung Yu

2009 Jesse Sleamaker        


The Environmental Policy and Culture Program Certificate of Honor

The Environmental Policy and Culture Program Certificate of Honor is presented in recognition of dedicated environmental citizenship and

service at Northwestern University. The Certificate is presented at the

EPC End of the Year Reception in June.


2015 Lauren Wusternberg and Colleen Fiztgerrell

2014 Lauren Wustenberg

2013 Madeleine Steger  

2012 Ariel Drehobl

2011 Emmaline Pohn

2010 Sam Eckland and Elisa Redish

EPC students cultivate Wild Roots on south lawn of Norris Center

* EPC students are participating in a student-staff collaborative effort to develop sustainable food practices and products on campus through Wild Roots, on the south lawn of Norris center. Molly Hoisington says the garden is thriving yielding vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers. You can join the facebook group by searching Wild Roots at Northwestern University or check out the blog at  Even better- come see the garden and help it grow!  


Jessie Moravek

Junior, Environmental Science and EPC

I participated in the Field School in the summer of 2013 as a hydrology intern at Ashley National Forest in northeastern Utah.  I spent ten weeks hiking around the forest taking water quality samples of springs and fens, in order to help the Forest Service manage groundwater resources for cattle and oil development. Not only did I experience working in the field, I learned the importance of effective communication between scientists and the community.  I had a lot of fun, too- I went on a whitewater rafting trip, backpacked in the national forest, and visited Arches National Park. Ultimately, the Field School gave me a better understanding of how science and research can be applied to management issues.



June 24, 2015