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Briggsie Amber Proudfoot nominated for prestigious scholarship

March 8, 2023

Amber ProudfootIn 2023, Michigan State University had three nominees for the prestigious national Udall Scholarship. LBC student, Amber Proudfoot, is one of the nominees. Amber is an Honors College sophomore from Brooklyn, Michigan majoring in fisheries and wildlife in Lyman Briggs College. Amber attended Columbia Central High School.

The other two nominees include:
  • Roxy Sprowl, an Honors College junior from Marquette, Michigan majoring in social work in the College of Social Science with minors in race and ethnicity of the United States and American Indian and Indigenous studies. Roxy is Ojibwe from the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and attended Marquette Senior High School.
  • Hope Thome, an Honors College junior from Grand Rapids, Michigan majoring in environmental studies and sustainability in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources with minors in leadership in integrated learning, mathematics, Spanish, and environmental and sustainability studies. Hope attended West Catholic High School.
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or the environment. Each year, the foundation awards up to $7,000 for educational expenses to approximately 55 outstanding students in the United States.

The National and International Fellowships and Scholarships (NIFS) Office, administered by the MSU Honors College, helps interested undergraduate and graduate students pursue major national and international awards by providing information and direct support throughout the competitive application processes.

Article adapted with permission from the NIFS Office press release.