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.