Maddy Munson ’21 Named Wyss Scholar

February 19, 2020

Maddy Munson ’21, who has been a law clerk for the Oregon Natural Desert Association and an active volunteer for the Northwest Environmental Defense Center, is Lewis & Clark’s third Wyss scholar. Her commitment to Western conservation is lifelong: “The West is not just where I am from; it is an inherent part of who I am.”

As a Wyss scholar, Munson receives an impressive range of benefits:

  • A stipend for a summer position after her 2L year with a nonprofit or public sector conservation organization dedicated to the Intermountain West
  • Membership in the Wyss Scholars network
  • Generous tuition assistance for her 3L year
  • The ability to propose professional development events through the Wyss Scholars’ Small Grants Program
  • Two post-graduation payments upon entering in a qualified career position

The Wyss Foundation is a private, charitable organization dedicated to Western public lands issues, and its Scholars Program supports graduate-level education for the next generation of leaders in Western land conservation. JD students in their second year at Lewis & Clark who are interested in natural resources and public lands issues on Western lands may apply.