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2020 Andrus Scholars announced

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Claire Vaage

Three Boise State University students have been named Andrus Scholars for 2020. The competitive environmental studies scholarship and internship program was launched in 2019 by Boise State’s Andrus Center for Public Policy and supports future environment and public lands leaders through meaningful work experience and skill development. In addition to scholarships, each student receives a sponsored 10-week internship with a chosen federal, state or nonprofit environmentally-based enterprise.

Zoe McCarty

This year’s recipients are Claire Vaage, an environmental studies major in her junior year from Boise; Zoe McCarty, an environmental studies junior from Kuna; and Josh Schreiter, a geosciences junior Meridian. Their internships will be with the Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Conservation League, and Idaho Fish and Game, respectively.

“These exceptional students each hold a deep commitment to environmental stewardship and capably represent the environment and public lands leaders of tomorrow,” said Danielle Trujillo, executive director for the Andrus Center for Public Policy.

Josh Schreiter

The Andrus Scholars program was developed to reflect and honor founder and former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior Cecil D. Andrus’ most important legacies: education and environment and public lands. Learn more about the Andrus Scholars Program here.