The Wyss Foundation
, a charitable organization that promotes land conservation in the U.S. West, has selected three Yale students as 2015 Wyss Scholars — Katie Holsinger
’16 M.E.M., Elliott Vander Kolk
’16 M.F., and Chelsea Lane-Miller
The Wyss Scholars Program supports graduate-level education for up-and-coming leaders in western land conservation. The awards cover up to half the tuition and expenses needed to earn a master’s degree, and provides post-graduate payments to Wyss Scholars who gain employment working with government or nonprofit organizations on western conservation issues.
Scholars also receive funding to cover work experience in summer research or internships, plus funding to conduct special programming on western land conservation issues while at Yale.
“The natural resource challenges facing the West over the coming decades will require the creativity, problem-solving, and vision of a new generation of leaders in conservation,” said Molly McUsic
, President of the Wyss Foundation. “With this year’s scholarships, we are proud to support a group of individuals who are so passionate about the outdoors and so committed to forging solutions to the resource challenges that lie ahead.”