Barbour and Rickman are Margaret A. Cargill Scholarship Recipients
Chelsea Barbour ’13 and Alex Rickman ’13 are the 2011-12 Margaret A. Cargill Scholarship recipients at Guilford College, as announced by the Environmental Studies Program.
Barbour, of Derwood, Md., is an organizer of the local PowerShift student group focusing on youth activism on the issue of climate change and has worked as park monitor for the largest aerial forest in the country in her home state of Maryland. She hopes to use the scholarship to attend the interdisciplinary EcoQuest program in New Zealand in spring 2012.
Rickman, of Lexington, Ky., is also an organizer of the PowerShift student group and has worked as a DJ for WQFS, the student radio station, and served in the German Club. His interest in environmental studies began with work at an experimental agriculture farm at the University of Kentucky where he collected data on wheat yields and the effectiveness of different breeding programs. He also hopes to attend EcoQuest in spring 2012.
In April 2009, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation awarded a grant to Guilford’s Environmental Studies Program. The grant is used to support merit-based student scholarships for study abroad opportunities that demonstrate values and interest for the environment consistent with the goals of the foundation.
Upon returning from an abroad experience, Cargill scholars also demonstrate further good stewardship by interning with a environmental group in our local community, sharing their knowledge and experience from abroad, thereby completing a circle of learning, experience and application.