Sophomore Zachary Fitzpatrick, of Holden, and sophomore Corey Landry, of Denham Springs, received honorable mention for the Goldwater Scholarship by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
The students are members of the LSU Honors College and LA-STEM Research Scholars.
“These students are among the best in the nation, and we are pleased to see them taking advantage of the opportunities presented to them and applaud their hard work and commitment to pursuing careers in the STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — disciplines,” LSU Chancellor Michael Martin said.
The Goldwater Scholarship can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
Fitzpatrick is a biochemistry major with a perfect grade-point average in the College of Science. Fitzpatrick, who will graduate from LSU in May 2014, hopes to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. in neuroscience and to conduct translational research in neurodegenerative diseases.
Landry is a bioengineering major with a perfect grade-point average in the College of Engineering. Landry, who will graduate from LSU in May 2014, hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, conduct research in biomaterials and nanotechnology, and teach a service-learning design course focused on global health.
The Board of Trustees of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation awarded 282 scholarships for the 2012–13 academic year to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from the United States.
The awarded scholarships include 174 men and 108 women and all intend to obtain a Ph.D. as their degree objective. Twenty scholars are mathematics majors, 194 are science and related majors, 58 are majoring in engineering and 10 are computer science majors.
The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,123 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.
Many of the scholars have dual majors in a variety of mathematics, science, engineering and computer disciplines.
The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established in 1986. The scholarship program honoring Sen. Barry M. Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
Since its first award in 1989, the foundation has bestowed more than 6,200 scholarships worth approximately $39 million.
The Honors College Office of Fellowship Advising was created to assist students campus-wide in applying for prestigious national scholarships and fellowships, such as the Udall, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, Mitchell, Soros and Goldwater awards.
Students interested in applying for these and other scholarship opportunities should contact email@example.com.
For more information on the LSU Honors College, visit http://www.honors.lsu.edu/.