SU Abroad is proud to announce that World Partner student Terry Jones has been awarded the Udall Scholarship. Jones, who is currently studying abroad on SU Abroad’s World Partner program at FAMU (Prague), was one of 50 of a total of 464 applicants nationwide to be named a Udall Scholar. In addition, Jones previously studied film on an SU Abroad summer program in Bologna.
The Udall Scholarship is awarded to sophomore and junior students who demonstrate commitment to issues related to environmental studies or the American Indian Nations. A member of the Seneca Nation, Jones was chosen to win this coveted scholarship for his work in sharing his culture through film.
His films “Savage/Future,” “Gripped,” “Empire State,” and “Ancient Knowledge to the Future” are part of his ongoing work to expose and create conversation nationwide about critical issues that affect the American Indian nations. His study at FAMU in Prague and previous study of film in Bologna are helping Jones to pursue more work in this subject area.
The Udall Scholarship will now be a part of Jones’ many accolades including his membership to the Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Delta honor societies, the Gilman Scholarship he won in 2014 to study in Bologna, and his many projects which tackle the issues of the American Indian nations.
Jones plans to pursue his M.F.A. and continue working to create an open dialogue about issues affecting the Native American population.