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Haverford College Student Selected for EPA Fellowship

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

PHILADELPHIA (June 8, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a student from Haverford College in Pennsylvania will receive an EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship to support environmental studies.

Hannah Krohn, a political science major with a passion for the environment, will receive a $39,500 fellowship to explore environmental policy and to examine how sound science can be used for future legislative decisions.  

“This fellowship is important because it helps undergraduates like Hannah 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 .