Ten students have been awarded Andrew Sabin International Environmental Fellowships
by the Tropical Resources Institute at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES).
This year’s Sabin Fellows are Jorge Barbosa, Colombia; Bunyod Holmatov, Uzbekistan; Vijeta Jangra, India; Ambika Khadka, Nepal; Aparna Mani, India; José Medina Mora de León, Mexico; Pablo Peña, Peru; Lucia Ruíz Bustos, Mexico; Sumana Serchan, Nepal; and Wen Wang, China.
Carol Carpenter, director of the Tropical Resources Institute, said, “I hope that these fellowships will help these impressive students rise above the fray of degrees and careers and contribute to building their own visions for the future of the global tropical environment.”
The fellowship supports the education and training of international students from less-developed countries who intend to return to their native region or country and work as an environmental professional. The fellowship provides a maximum of $35,000 in support for master’s students—up to $20,000 for tuition for the second year of master’s study and up to $15,000 in post-graduation awards.
Sabin Fellowship recipients will be eligible for the $15,000 post-graduate award once they have secured employment in a developing country and have completed 24 months of work within 36 months of their graduation date. The recipients must work for a governmental or nongovernmental organization engaged in environmental work.
Sabin said he established the fellowship to help F&ES groom future leaders to address the most pressing environmental concerns facing the planet today. “I am thrilled to support another outstanding group of international students at Yale F&ES during their time as students, and after they graduate to help them launch their environmental careers in their home countries,” said Andrew Sabin. “My ultimate goal is to develop a global network of young environmental leaders working to address critical environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and sustainability.”
The fellowships are funded by the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, a private charitable foundation located in East Hampton. Since 2007, the foundation has provided grants to a wide range of nonprofit organizations to protect and preserve the environment.
For more information on the Andrew Sabin International Environmental Fellowship, visit www.environment.yale.edu/tri/