Carlson School student Erick Boustead is University of Minnesota's first Udall Scholar
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Mark Cassutt, University News Service, (612) 624-8038
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/17/2007) —Erick Boustead, a junior at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, has been named a 2007 Udall Scholar. Boustead is the first University of Minnesota student to be awarded a Udall Scholarship.
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Foundation was established by U.S. Congress in 1992 to honor Congressman Udall's legacy of public service. There have been 916 Udall Scholars since 1996. The 80 Udall Scholars will assemble in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 1-5 to receive their awards and to meet policy makers and community leaders. The scholarships are funded to support and encourage undergraduates who are committed to pursuing careers related either to the environment or to Native American health and tribal affairs.
Boustead is an entrepreneurial management major and corporate environmental management minor, who received the $5,000 scholarship for his commitment to environmental issues. During his time at the university, he founded a U of M student group -- the Music and Entertainment Business Organization. He currently serves on the state board of directors for the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, plays drums in the local band GENA and is interning with MusicMatters, a company that aims to green the music industry.
I want my passion for music, interest in environmental issues and experience in business to be positive forces for social change, said Boustead. Upon his 2008 graduation, he plans to found a company that will seek to uncover innovative ways to release recordings, conduct marketing campaigns with environmentally friendly materials and plan sustainable tours for groups.
Of the many students I have interacted with, I would say without hesitation that Erick is the most devoted to environmental issues, said Susan Meyer Goldstein, Carlson School associate professor.