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Kaleb Roush ’14 Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Kaleb Roush ’14, a biochemistry major from Fort Collins, Colo., has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. Roush plans to earn a Ph.D. in biochemistry, then conduct research in a biomedical field and teach in academia or work in industry. Roush's current research interests revolve around immunology and virology. This summer he will be exploring these fields through an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) at the University of Rochester in New York.

Kaleb Roush ’14 Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Kaleb Roush ’14, a biochemistry major from Fort Collins, Colo., has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship.  Roush plans to earn a Ph.D. in biochemistry, then conduct research in a biomedical field and teach in academia or work in industry. Roush's current research interests revolve around immunology and virology. This summer he will be exploring these fields through an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) at the University of Rochester in New York. 

This year’s 271 Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,107 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Virtually all intend to obtain a Ph.D., and the 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 80 Rhodes Scholarships, 118 Marshall Awards, 110 Churchill Scholarships and numerous other distinguished fellowships.

The 2013-14 Goldwater Scholarship Awards were presented to 176 men and 95 women. Of them, 27 are mathematics majors, 159 are science and related majors, 71 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 disciplines.

Since its first award in 1989, the foundation has bestowed more than 6,550 scholarships worth approximately $40 million. The foundation hopes to award about 300 scholarships in the 2014–2015 academic year.