The Goldwater Scholarship Foundation has recently announced the winners of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition. In honor of former Senator Barry Goldwater, the goal of the award is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers, and strive to foster and encourage excellence in those fields of academic study and research. The scholarships are given to undergraduates planning research careers in Science, Mathematics and Engineering. Students at Duke apply for the institutional Goldwater nomination early in the fall semester. The scholarship provides up to $7500 per year toward tuition expenses as well as room, board, and fees. Each of Duke's four nominees-- three juniors and one sophomore--has won a scholarship.
David Arthur, an undergraduate majoring in Mathematics/Computer Science is one of the winners of this prestigious scholarship. His career goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Mathematics and become a professor of mathematics or computer science. David is a sophomore who has twice led a Duke team to the finals of the Association for Computer Machinery.