AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
ESRR Endowment Fund for the Wallace Stegner Center Scholarship
The ESRR Endowment Fund for the Wallace Stegner Center provides a scholarship to an admitted candidate who has a demonstrated interest in environmental law and conservation, with preference given to individuals either working for or interested in working for advocacy organizations. The scholarship is renewed annually based on continued commitment to the study and practice of environmental law, providing support for all three years of law school. The scholarship aims to open career opportunities for students interested in pursuing employment with nonprofit environmental advocacy organizations by defraying the costs of a legal education.
O’Hara Honors Program
The Patrick O’Hara Honors Program, established in Patrick's memory by his family and friends, provides comprehensive financial support and mentoring to promising natural resources law students and young lawyers. The program contains three parts: a summer clerkship with the Natural Resources Division of the Utah Attorney General's Office; a law school merit scholarship for the 3L year; and a two-year position practicing natural resources law with the Utah Attorney General's Office after graduation.
Calvin A. and Hope F. Eccles Behle Fellowship
The Calvin A. and Hope F. Eccles Behle Fellowship and the Grace Clayton Behle Fellowship are separate programs established in honor of pioneers in natural resource law and land management. Together, the Fellowships fund multiple student research fellows, who are placed with individual faculty members that are engaging in scholarship involving environmental and natural resource law. Student research fellows receive a tuition benefit and cash stipend for their service.
Edward W. and Betha J. Clyde Fund
In 1998 Betha J. Clyde made a gift to the University of Utah College of Law which provides funding to support student participation in Wallace Stegner Center programs and related natural resources law classes and activities. The fund carries Bertha's name and that of her late husband, Edward W. Clyde (JD ’42), a highly regarded water law expert.
The Clark-Dewsnup Fellowship was originally provided through the generosity of Calvin E. Clark (JD ’56) to honor his good friend and classmate, Richard L. Dewsnup, the first Solicitor General of the State of Utah and an outstanding natural resources lawyer. Following Cal Clark's passing, the Dewsnup Fellowship was renamed the Clark-Dewsnup Fellowship. The fellowship recipient receives a grant for the second year of law school and a paid summer clerkship with the Natural Resources Division of the Attorney General’s Office.
Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Fellowship
The Khazeni Fellowship was established by the family of Reza Ali Khazeni in memory of their son who was deeply interested in nature and preservation of the environment. The fellowship provides an award to enable a student to spend a summer working for a non-governmental environmental advocacy organization.
The W.J. Mitchell Family Endowed Merit Fellowship
The Mitchell Fellowship was established through the generosity of Neil R. Mitchell in 1994 to honor the memory of his grandfather William J. Mitchell, a member of the first graduating class of the University of Utah College of Law (1913), and other members of the Mitchell family. The Mitchell Fellowship is awarded to a student who demonstrates extraordinary promise in the study of law and whose undergraduate or other graduate study represents distinction in a science discipline.
G.W. Anderson Oil and Gas Scholarship
The G.W. Anderson Oil and Gas Scholarship is provided through the generosity of the Anderson Hatch Foundation, in honor of G.W. Anderson, known by his peers as “a pioneer in Utah’s oil and gas industry.” The fellowship provides a scholarship and a paid summer internship in the Oil and Gas Law practice group of Holland and Hart LLP.
The Wallace Stegner Center Student Writing Award
The Wallace Stegner Center Student Writing Award annually provides a cash award of $1,000 to the student who authors the best paper on an environmental or natural resource law topic during the academic year. Nominations are made by professors based on student papers submitted for courses, seminars, or directed research, with the SJQ Awards Committee making the final selection from among the faculty nominations.