Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship Award Winners

With a number of exceptional applications from students around the country, we are happy to announce the recognition of one outstanding student who stands as an inspiration to young people everywhere as she expertly illustrates commitment to education and passion for environmental conservation.

2016 Winner: Caitlin Chiquelin

caitlin-chiquelinCaitlin Chiquelin, a first-year Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, is the winner of the 2016 Local Conservation Scholarship, which recognizes student’s educational ambitions and dedication to environmental conservation.

Continuing her education at Yale after just graduating from Brandeis University with a degree in Environmental Studies, Caitlin exhibits an impressive history of devoting herself to her community and to local conservation. Caitlin has already taken advantage of opportunities to conserve the greater New Haven environment, and she strives to work for the Federal government on pollution prevention policy once she has graduated.

Prior to applying for the Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship, Ms. Chiquelin developed her experience with significant volunteer and intern work in Massachusetts and beyond. She has been committed to helping improve the natural spaces in her community in Massachusetts, and consistently has worked on learning effective ways to protect individual species and entire resources.

Upon reviewing Caitlin’s application, it became evident her dedication deserves to be celebrated, giving us confidence in her aspirations of creating a better future protecting and inspiring others.

Ms. Chiquelin stated that the scholarship empowers and enables her to do environmental work she might have otherwise not been able to do. As she is interested in preventing pollution and focusing her studies on the nexus of water resource conservation and industrial ecology. Her past experiences and education seem to be just the beginning of significant environmental contributions from this exceptional young woman.

2017 Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship

Information for 2017 Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship applications will be coming soon.