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UW College of Law Students Receive Regional Foundation Scholarships

June 25, 2009

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) awarded two of its 14 scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year to Maryt Fredrickson of Jackson and Temple Stevenson of Laramie, both third-year students at the University of Wyoming College of Law.

The scholarships encourage and support well-qualified law students who have the potential to make significant contributions to scholarship in natural resources law. To date, more than $920,000 has been awarded to 226 scholars.

"The College of Law has really gained momentum in the national spotlight over the last year in the areas of energy and natural resources during its aggressive hiring seasons for new faculty and the new dean," Fredrickson says. "This momentum promises even greater strength in our program in years to come."

Stevenson adds, "Given Wyoming's role as a top energy producing state it is great to have two law students from the University of Wyoming selected to receive Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation scholarships."

UW College of Law Professor Deborah Donahue serves as an RMMLF trustee. She says this is the first time two UW students have received RMMLF scholarships in the same year.

"Having two scholarship recipients in one year reflects both the remarkable achievements and relevant interests of Maryt and Temple, as well as the breadth of UW's program in natural resources, energy and environmental law," Donahue says.

Professor Dennis Stickley, an internationally recognized expert in petroleum law and visiting law professor at UW, says he found UW law students to be among the most motivated students that he has taught, and encouraged interest in next year's RMMLF scholarship applications.

Applications for scholarships for spring 2010 will be publicized in July. Law students enrolled full-time at one of the RMMLF's governing law schools and who can demonstrate a commitment to the study of natural resources law are eligible to apply. Academic and leadership ability and financial need are considered in the evaluation of applications.

For more information about the RMMLF, visit or e-mail

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2009

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