Brigham Young University student Kimberli Balfour was awarded a $10,000 scholarship for outstanding environmental leadership Friday at the United Nations-sponsored Global Youth Forum held here.
Balfour, pursuing a career in corporate resource management, received the SC Johnson Wax Leadership Scholarship before a gathering of young environmental activists at the forum, which continued through Sunday on the UC Berkeley campus."This program helps to nurture an environmental ethic among tomorrow's business leaders," said Cynthia Georgeson, manager of SC Johnson's environmental communications worldwide.
Balfour is a native of South Jordan and is focusing her studies at BYU on environmental education and training for corporate exec-u-tives.
Her focus is the "Save Utah Wilderness Lands" campaign - a grass-roots lobbying and citizen mobilization effort designed to protect land.
She also heads the planning team for her local Earth Day Fair and is an active member of Habitat for Humanity, which is dedicated to contributing to sustainable communities around the world by providing a better living environment for people.
Press materials state S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. created the scholarship in partnership with Junior Achievement International to encourage college business students to consider the environmental impact of the decisions they make when they enter the business world.