Zoe Cultrara

University of Richmond Student Zoe Cultrara Named 2024 Udall Scholar for Environmental Activism

Student Scholar

May 15, 2024

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — University of Richmond rising senior Zoe Cultrara has received a 2024 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship in recognition of her work in environmental activism.

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship program identifies future leaders in conservation and environmental issues as well as Native American policy and health care.  Cultrara, who has been selected in the environmental category, joins a network of scholars and alumni leading environmental efforts and will receive $7,000 to support her academic career.

Cultrara, from Moorestown, New Jersey, is an environmental studies major and double minor in rhetoric & communication studies and visual arts. During her time at UR, she has participated in many sustainability efforts, including GreenUR, a student-led environmental advocacy group. Her work with GreenUR earned the 2023 Activism for Change Award from the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement.

“I am honored to be recognized as one of the Udall Scholars across the nation. Being part of a network of scholars who are just as dedicated to environmental work as I am is extremely meaningful and inspiring,” said Cultrara. “I plan to continue my advocacy efforts on campus and to continue building toward a career where I can improve environmental education and contribute to the cultural shift we need to garner more support for sustainable initiatives.”

Cultrara is one of 55 students across the country who received the Udall Scholarship in 2024. She is the third Udall Scholar from UR.