“The [Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at Washington University] launched in 2013 with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), who partners with universities across the U.S., including the University of Washington.
‘The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program was created to support the growth of a new generation of diverse conservation and environmental professionals,’ says Sacha Spector, program director for the environment at DDCF. ‘For us, this is a vitally important part of fostering a conservation movement that welcomes the contributions of perspectives of all corners of society, and as a result, is relevant to everyone’s life.’
DDCF’s giving to UW over the years has totaled more than $10 million, earning them Presidential Laureate status.”
Read more in the University of Washington College for the Environment’s website.