Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability


Junior Wins EPA Fellowship

Student Profile: Amber White
Name: Amber White
Junior, Biology and Environmental Sciences Major
Fellowship Program
Program Title: 2014 EPA Undergraduate Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship Project Title: "Achieving Net-Zero: Designing a Sustainable Waste-Water Treatment System for Biodiesel Production Processes"
Fellowship Details
Funding Details: Monthly stipend, tuition support, paid 12-week summer internship, and general academic expenses. $50,000 over two years.

What inspired you to pursue this program?

I have been working on this project since my freshman year and have become very interested in waste-water treatment processes as well as other water consumption issues facing us today. Through this program I can continue my research and gain real world experience in environmental research and explore possible career programs for the future. 

How will this award help you over the next two years of your undergraduate degree? 

This award will help me minimize my debt in undergrad so I can pursue a graduate degree. I will also be able to support myself so I can spend more time focusing on my research as well as my academics. 

Any plans for after you graduate? ‚Äč

I would like to pursue either a Masters of Public Health program or medical school, or do a combined M.D./MPh program and do both!