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UI students to receive Goldwater Scholarships
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Four
University of Illinois students will receive the Goldwater Scholarship,
which is awarded to undergraduate students who excel in the study of
mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.
This year's scholarship recipients
are David A. Fike, Benjamin R. Marks, Jared J. Mehl, and Erik R. Stauffer
Fike is majoring in physics
and astronomy with minors in geology, international studies (German)
and mathematics. He plans to earn a doctorate in microgeobiology.
Mehl is majoring in physics
with a 4.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale). He intends to earn
a doctorate in physics.
Marks is majoring in biochemistry
and plans to obtain joint Ph.D./M.D. degrees and then to study cancer.
Stauffer is studying electrical
engineering with a 4.0 grade-point average. He plans to earn a doctorate
in signal processing and communication.
The four UI students were
among the 309 Goldwater scholarship recipients chosen from 1,176 nominees.
The one- and two-year scholarships
cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum
of $7,500 per year.
The federally funded Goldwater
scholarships were authorized by Congress in 1986 in memory of the late
U.S. senator and former presidential candidate Barry M. Goldwater.
They are awarded to students
who will be college juniors or seniors in the following scholastic year.