Two USD students are Goldwater scholars for next academic year Dr. Hans Mark, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, recently announced that the trustees selected Clarissa G. Barnes and Kortney L. Klinkel from The University of South Dakota as Goldwater Scholars.
There were 309 Goldwater scholarships awarded for the 2002-2003 academic year to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from the 50 states and
Puerto Rico. The one- and two-year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
Barnes is a sophomore chemistry and political science major from Yankton. She is the daughter of Dr. David and Tina Barnes. Klinkel is the daughter of Mike and Danita Klinkel of Spearfish. She is a junior chemistry and physics major.
The Goldwater Scholars are selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,155 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. One hundred seventy-nine of the scholars are men and 130 are women. Virtually all intend to obtain a Ph.D. as their degree objective. Goldwater Scholars have very impressive academic qualifications that have garnered the attention of prestigious post-graduate fellowship programs.
Recent Goldwater Scholars have been awarded 44 Rhodes Scholarships (six of the 32 awarded in the United States in 2002), 39 Marshall Awards, and numerous other distinguished fellowships.
The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established in 1986. The scholarship program honoring Sen. Barry M. Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.
The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.
The foundation, in its 14-year history, has awarded 3,632 scholarships worth approximately $36 million.