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Miami boasts three Goldwater Scholars


Three Miami University students are among 304 math, science and engineering students nationwide to be named Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Lisa Chatwood, a sophomore biochemistry major; Greg Cooper, a sophomore majoring in microbiology and mathematics; and Justin Montgomery, a junior chemistry major, were selected to receive up to $7,500 for tuition, fees and room and board in the 1999-2000 academic year.

The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

Of 304 scholarships awarded nationwide, 12 went to students at Ohio colleges and universities.

Chatwood, a graduate of Greenville High School, Greenville, plans to pursue medical and doctoral degrees in neurology and biochemistry. She has also earned other scholarships and awards.

Cooper, a graduate of Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky., plans to pursue a doctorate in microbiology/genetics. He has won several local and regional science awards.

Montgomery, a graduate of Anderson High School in Cincinnati, plans to pursue a doctorate in organic chemistry. Last year he was named one of 17 Astronaut Foundation Scholars in the nation and has received numerous other scholarships and awards.

The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established in 1986. The scholarship program is designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.


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