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Goldwater Scholarship Recipients

University of Dallas Barry Goldwater Scholarship Recipients

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is awarded by the Goldwater Foundation to college sophomores and juniors pursuing research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. The intent of the Goldwater Foundation is to help increase the number of highly qualified professionals in these important fields within the United States. Winners tend to have GPAs of about 3.9, be involved in strong, long-term science-connected extracurricular activities, and have plans to earn a Ph.D. in science, engineering or mathematics. Students with questions about applying for the Goldwater Scholarship should contact Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry Ellen Steinmiller, Ph.D., at 972-721-5110 or


Name of Recipient Area of Study Year Awarded
Luisa Velasco  Physics  2020
Sarah Ana Henriquez  Biology  2019
Paul Devlin  Computer Science  2019
Sebastian Scofield  Biology  2013
Anna Marie De La Rosa  Chemistry  2011
Dustrin Baldridge  Biology  2001
Carol Gwodsz Gee  Mathematics  1998
Sean Walbran  Physics   1992
Elizabeth Reisinger  Physics  1991

Honorable Mentions

Name  Area of Study Year Mentioned
William Zimmerman Physics 2015
Justin Samorajski Biochemistry 2011
John Boyle Biology 2009



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