Diana Liverman
Scholars Program

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For upper-division undergraduate students at UArizona, a new cross-disciplinary experiential program extending the vision and success of the Carson Scholars Graduate Program.

This new program is an extension of the Carson Scholars Program for graduate students, founded by Diana Liverman in 2011, and aims to prepare UArizona undergraduate students as the leaders and problem-solvers of tomorrow.

In celebration of Diana Liverman and her legacy of leading on the environment at the University of Arizona and globally, we invite you to show your support for the Diana Liverman Scholars Program

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Connect diverse UArizona undergraduate students to each other and to local environmental realities while fostering dialogue and understanding across academic and community solutions for societal grand challenges.


Unique preparation of UArizona undergraduates via experiential connection to the robust biocultural assets of our region. Community partners, near-peer Carson Scholars, socio-economic and disciplinary diversity, and world-class faculty converge with a prestigious group of students to unpack and tackle the pressing issues of the day—from environmental resilience to social justice. Grounded in a connection to land, community, and one another, the Liverman Scholars participate in a place-and-experience focused program to prepare leaders and problem-solvers of tomorrow. 


Scholars will earn a fellowship and/or course credit and, most importantly, be exposed to skills in intentional listening, storytelling, communicating with varied audiences, and contributing to innovative policy development. The Scholars will connect with an existing Flinn-Brown mentoring network throughout Arizona and will travel to sites and communities whose pasts, presents, and futures embody the grand challenges of our state and region, from climate change to systemic disparities.

Scholars will necessarily have an environmental focus but need not be majors in environmental fields; the program seeks Scholars from a wide array of backgrounds to foster richer communication and deeper learning. Applicants from all programs are welcome.


For more information on this program, please contact Kevin Bonine, kebonine@arizona.edu, and Ariane Mohr-Felsen, ariane3@arizona.edu.