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Three juniors awarded Goldwaters for 2015

The University of Tulsa is pleased to announce that students Austin Evans, Katy Riojas and Marissa Schmauch have been selected to receive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for 2015-16.

The Goldwater Scholarship supports exceptional students who intend to pursue research careers in science, mathematics and engineering. Evans, competing in his home state of Oklahoma, is a junior at TU majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering. Riojas, representing the state of Missouri, is a junior studying mechanical engineering. Schmauch is a chemistry and biochemistry junior and a native of Ponca City, Okla.

The trio was selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of more than 1,200 students nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. A total of 62 TU students have won Goldwater Scholarships since 1989.

Funding for Goldwater scholarships, which are valued at up to $7,500 a year, begins this fall. Since its first award in 1989, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has bestowed 7,428 scholarships worth approximately $48 million.