Peter Farr, an environmental design major from Big Sandy, Texas is one of five Texas A&M University nominees to the Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship, which awards $5,000 to college sophomores and juniors who are committed to careers related to conservation and the environment.
The Udall Foundation, established by Congress in 1992 to honor Morris King Udall’s 30 years of service in the House of Representatives, seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice and economics. In this year’s competition, the foundation expects to select 80 scholars from a pool of 400 - 500 applicants representing more than 200 colleges and universities.
Farr, an environmental design major, intends to devote his career to the design of “green” civic buildings. Already a world traveler, Farr has lived in Germany and Singapore, and he has devoted significant time to humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti. At Texas A&M, he is actively involved with the American Institute of Architecture Students and Aggie Habitat for Humanity.