Treicy Torres Memorial Environmental Justice Award invites nominations

in 2018, Awards, James Baldwin, Mar-18, Undergraduate
March 23rd, 2018

The Treicy Torres Memorial Environmental Justice Award was established to honor the memory of Department of Earth & Environment Student Treicy Torres, who passed away in 2017 before completing her senior year. Treicy was a remarkable and inspirational woman who lived a life in service to her family, friends and community. Treicy was dedicated to a career in community-organizing and environmental justice, and this award celebrates her life by recognizing students dedicated to scholarship and work in this area. The award winner will receive $500.


  • Current undergraduate students in the Department of Earth & Environment pursuing scholarship in environmental justice (EJ) and graduating seniors seeking a career in the EJ field


  • Current undergraduate students or graduating seniors in the Department of Earth & Environment with a demonstrated dedication to community service

Please note: all applicants and nominees must be willing to commit to attending the departmental graduation convocation on May 20th to be considered for the award.

Application/Nomination Process

Students who wish to be considered for the award should submit a 250 to 400 word statement describing the applicant’s scholarly and/or professional goals and activities as they relate to community service and/or environmental justice. Applications should clearly articulate both the scholarly/professional goals of the student and how these efforts serve the community.

Nominations from students, faculty, and staff for the Treicy Torres Award are highly encouraged. Nominations should consist of a brief statement highlighting the candidate’s work and aspirations as they relate to the Treicy Torres Award eligibility criteria.

Please send all applications and nominations to James Baldwin at Applications and nominations must be received no later than April 23th 2018.

Award Selection

Applications and nominations will be reviewed by a panel Department of Earth & Environment faculty and students. Applications and nominations will be judged on their merits with particular attention given to the positive societal impacts from the applicants work and aspirations. The winning applicant will be notified by April 30th and the award and prize given at the departmental convocation.