Published on October 12, 2015  

Environmental Science and Environmental Management alumnus Benjamin Meadows '11,'13 has earned a prestigious Haslam Doctoral Scholarship worth $20,000 for four years of graduate study at Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The scholarship is in addition to his award of an academic year assistantship. Meadows will begin his Ph.D. studies this fall in the Department of Economics.

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