MURP Student Awarded Temple Buell Ambassadorial Scholarship

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December 5, 2014

Denver, CO – Trevor Clifford, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning student, has been awarded the Temple Buell Ambassadorial Scholarship sponsored by Rotary District 5450 and the Temple Buell Foundation for graduate studies outside the U.S. Applicants must reside in the Denver metropolitan area and have a demonstrated record of high academic achievement and a background, intended graduate studies, and future career plans related to the study of architecture, planning, and related subjects.

This highly competitive scholarship, worth $30,000, is to be used for travel, room and board, tuition, and, with any excess funds, a service project consistent with the goals of Rotary International. The rigorous selection process consists of two rounds of applications and an interview with eight professionals, mostly Rotarians, through which the pool of applicants is reduced; some years the award is not given, the competition is so selective. The jury said Trevor’s presentation was exemplary, and the College of Architecture and Planning was well represented with distinction by all seven CAP finalists.

“I am very fortunate to have received this scholarship, and am planning to use the funds to attend the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand, where I will live for one year,” Trevor said. “The scholarship exceeds my projected costs, giving me the opportunity to use these funds for a humanitarian service project designed by myself. Of the six interest areas established by Rotary International, I am particularly interested in urban housing, and am currently working out how to best utilize these funds.”

Read more about the Temple Buell Ambassadorial Scholarship.