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Five Illinois Students Honored with Goldwater Scholarships

4/8/2024 · By Maeve Reilly · news.illinois.edu
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois students Sylvia E, Daniel Feng, Alice Gao, Amelia Korveziroska and Riley Trendler were awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Goldwater, who served 30 years in the U.S. Senate. The program encourages the continued development of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to sophomores and juniors from the U.S. who intend to pursue doctorates. The scholarship provides recipients $7,500 annually towards undergraduate tuition, fees, books or room and board. 

Nationally, 438 students were chosen from the 1,353 nominees to receive the $7,500 award. The University of Illinois is one of only eight institutions with five awardees.