Jessie McComb '03 Awarded Udall Scholarship
Scholarship for Undergraduates Studying Environment
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
Contact: Ginny Dosch (315) 859-4467
April 8, 2002
Jessie McComb, a junior at Hamilton College, has been awarded a Morris K. Udall Scholarship. The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation was authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to honor Congressman Morris Udall and his legacy of public service. The foundation furthers Udall's legacy by awarding scholarships of $5,000 to undergraduates who study the environment and related fields. Approximately 75 scholarships are awarded annually.
McComb, a junior majoring in physics and art history at Hamilton, plans to pursue a career in sustainable architecture focusing on uniting traditional building practices with modern technology in order to promote sustainable housing and environmentally sound institutional and commercial structures.
While at Hamilton, McComb has served as president of Hamilton Environmental Action Group; the student advisor for Green Team, a committee of architects redesigning the college science building; and coordinator of Ecopledge, a non-profit Internet organization that uses student power to encourage large corporations to fulfill their environmental promises. She spent her fall semester studying at Pondicherry University in India.
During the summer of 2000, McComb worked with the Sierra Club and MassPIRG, where she helped lobby for passage of the Massachusetts Beach Bill. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McComb of Rustic Drive in Leominster, Mass.