Paige Diamond, the student of Drake University is recipient of the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship in 2015-2016. This is a prestigious award for students who want to pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Diamond, who is a junior chemistry and BCMB major, was selected from more than 1,200 students nominated nationwide.
Universities are allowed to nominate up to four undergraduate students for the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship each year. The application process is highly competitive, and the award is? widely considered the most prestigious of its kind in the nation.
“I am honored and humbled to be a recipient of the 2015-2016 Barry Goldwater scholarship. To be recognized with such a prestigious award for research potential is extremely rewarding and reaffirms the passion and aspirations I have for future research in the field of biochemistry. The award should also serve as a testament to the quality of the program and professors at Drake University and their commitment to academic excellence,” said Diamond. Diamond will receive $7,500 for the 2015-2016 academic years.
About the Program:
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.
Purpose of the Program:
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.