April 2017


Two Oregon State University students in the College of Science have received a scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for 2017. One additional College of Science student received an Honorable Mention.

True Gibson, 2017 Goldwater Scholar

Junior, College of Science, Honors Biochemistry and Biophysics

Gregory Mirek Brandt, 2017 Goldwater Scholar

Junior, College of Science, Physics and Math

Delaney Smith, 2017 Goldwater Honorable Mention

Sophomore, College of Science/Education, Honors Biochemistry and Biophysics and Pre-education

Gibson and Brandt are among the 2017 Goldwater Scholars who were selected based on academic merit from a field of 1,286 natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering students nominated by the campus representatives from among 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide. Goldwater Trustees awarded 240 scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from the United States. An additional 307 nominees, including Delaney Smith, were named as Honorable Mentions. More on the 2017 Goldwater scholars: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/2017-scholars and Honorable Mentions: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/2017-honorable-mentions

Of those reporting, 133 of the Scholars are men, 103 are women, and virtually all intend to obtain a Ph.D. as their highest degree objective. Twenty-two Scholars are mathematics majors, 153 are science and related majors, 51 are majoring in engineering, and 14 are computer science majors. Many of the Scholars have dual majors in a variety of mathematics, science, engineering, and computer science.

The one and two year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

Goldwater Scholars have very impressive academic qualifications that have garnered the attention of prestigious post-graduate fellowship programs. Recent Goldwater Scholars have been awarded 89 Rhodes Scholarships, 127 Marshall Awards, 145 Churchill Scholarships, 96 Hertz Fellowships and numerous other distinguished awards like the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established by Public Law 99-661 on November 14, 1986. The Scholarship Program honoring Senator Barry Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.

The Goldwater Scholarship is administered at Oregon State University through LeAnn Adam, OSU Advisor for Prestigious Scholarships and a standing OSU Goldwater Scholarship committee. For more information, please visit: topscholars.oregonstate.edu

Since its first award in 1989, the Foundation has bestowed 7,921 scholarships worth approximately 63 million dollars.


For more information, please contact:

LeAnn Joy Adam

OSU Advisor for Prestigious Scholarships