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CC Junior Aaron Snyder Wins Coveted Goldwater Scholarship

Aaron Snyder, a Colorado College junior and neuroscience major, is the fourth CC student ever to be awarded the highly prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to approximately 300 college sophomores and juniors nationwide, and competition is intense. Schools are allowed to nominate only four undergraduate students per year; as a result, the Goldwater Scholarship is widely considered the most prestigious award in the U.S. for undergraduates studying the sciences. Recipients receive up to $7,500 per academic year.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established in 1986 in honor of former Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater. Its goal is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Snyder plans to pursue a Ph.D. in the neurosciences or clinical psychology. He then plans to investigate research questions about the brain, while applying that knowledge to existing world problems.

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