Colorado State University Student Receives Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
A Colorado State University biochemistry student is one of 300 college
students nationwide selected to receive the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater
Scholarship for the 2003-04 academic year. Junior Julia Shimizu recently
was awarded the scholarship based on her academic excellence. Shimizu,
from Waianae, Hawaii, is majoring in biological sciences with a concentration
in anatomy and physiology.
Funded by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education
Foundation, the scholarships can be applied to tuition, fees, books and
room and board. The scholarships, each worth $7,500 per year, are awarded
to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from the United States. Nominated
by the Honors Office at Colorado State, Shimizu plans to continue her
education in research for veterinary medicine in a dual Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine and doctorate program. However, after graduating, she wants to
postpone her career and join the Peace Corps.
Goldwater scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic
merit from a field of 1,093 mathematics, science, engineering and computer
science students nominated by faculties of colleges and universities.
Virtually all the 2003-2004 recipients intend to pursue doctoral degrees.