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NMSU student wins Udall Scholarship

Sandra Littletree, a New Mexico State University student from Kirtland, N.M., has been awarded a Morris K. Udall Scholarship for the 1999-2000 academic year.

The one-year scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $5,000. Udall Scholars are selected on the basis of academic merit. Littletree is one of 75 chosen from a pool of 360 students nominated by colleges and universities nationwide.

A junior majoring in communication disorders, Littletree plans to study for a master's degree in speech-language pathology. She has a near-perfect 3.9 grade point average and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Golden Key and the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. She is a 1996 graduate of Kirtland Central High School.

The Morris K. Udall Foundation, established by Congress in 1992, provides scholarships to outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to environmental fields and to Native American and Alaska Native students in fields related to health care and tribal public policy. Littletree, a member of the Navajo tribe, is one of only six students in health care fields to be awarded Udall scholarships this year.

Littletree is the first NMSU student to receive a Udall Scholarship, said Wenda Trevathan, professor of anthropology and coordinator of NMSU's University Fellowships Office. The office assists exceptional students in identifying and competing for major scholarships and fellowships.
Karl Hill
May 20, 1999