Brandi Clark, a junior in chemistry from Westervelt, Ill., was named a 2008
recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship covers the cost of
tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500. Clark plans
to earn a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry and would like to conduct research
in environmental chemistry and teach at the university level.
“I was very excited to receive the scholarship; it’s a huge honor,” Clark
says. “I feel that all of the hard work I put in doing research, getting
involved in organizations on campus and maintaining my GPA is being noticed and
Goldwater Scholars are chosen from the areas of mathematics, science and
engineering based on academic merit. The Goldwater Foundation is a federally
endowed agency established in 1986 honoring Sen. Barry M. Goldwater. It was
designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the
fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.