UC Santa Cruz is pleased to announce the Michael Tudor Memorial Award, a new endowed undergraduate student award established in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Michael Tudor, alumnus of UC Santa Cruz and lover of the natural world, died unexpectedly June 30th, 2017, at his home in Santa Cruz. Michael frequently explored and enjoyed the natural beauty of the Santa Cruz area on bicycle and on foot, with Wilder Ranch being a favorite destination. He was a deeply, quietly compassionate person who was quick to help others in need. An avid reader, Michael was a great intellect with broad knowledge of many topics.
To continue Michael’s legacy of intellectual inquiry and exploration of the natural world, Bryn Del Mano, his dear friend, has established an endowed fund to support an annual award in Michael’s name. Now, in perpetuity, the Michael Tudor Memorial Award will celebrate and realize Michael Tudor’s passion for the natural world through undergraduate scholarship in ecology and evolutionary biology.
The purpose of the Michael Tudor Memorial Award is to celebrate and realize Michael Tudor’s passion for the natural world by encouraging and supporting undergraduate scholarship in ecology and evolutionary biology. This award is granted annually to one student each academic year in the summer. The recipient may use the award for any purpose (e.g. field supplies or lab materials for research, field quarter course fees or travel, conference travel, housing). The recipient will be selected by a committee of faculty and/or staff from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology based on academic merit and compelling use of supports. The recipient must be a student in good standing, in at least their second year of undergraduate studies, and an intended or declared Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major.
To contribute your support to Michael’s legacy at UC Santa Cruz, donate online at connect.ucsc.edu/MichaelTudorAward or send your check made out to the UC Santa Cruz Foundation with “Michael Tudor Award” in the notes to this address:
Eva Chudnow, Development Assistant
PBSci Dean’s Office
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, California 95064