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College of William & Mary Student Selected for EPA Fellowship

Contact Information: 
Roy Seneca (seneca.roy@epa.gov)
(215) 814-5567

PHILADELPHIA (June 7, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a student from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. will receive an EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship to support environmental studies.

Nathalie Moore, a biology student at William and Mary, will receive a $50,000 fellowship to expand on her research about invasive plants.  

“With the help of this funding, undergraduates like Nathalie will be able to explore their passion in environmental science and cultivate their research skills,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin. “EPA knows today's students are tomorrow's environmental scientists and engineers who will lead the way in protecting human health and the environment.”

The fellowship provides a maximum of $50,000 for up to two years to each student and a summer internship at an EPA facility where students can work alongside EPA’s engineers and scientists.  These students are pursuing degrees in environmental science and other related fields, including engineering, environmental health, and the physical sciences.

Since its inception in 1981, the GRO Fellowship program has awarded more than $13 million in funding to nearly 400 students.  This year, fellowships were awarded to 34 undergraduate students at 28 colleges and universities across the nation.

More about the 2015 GRO Fellows: https://www.epa.gov/research-fellowships/star-graduate-and-gro-undergraduate-fellowship-recipient-list#gro .  More information about the GRO Program: https://www.epa.gov/research-fellowships .