Four students named Goldwater Scholars

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Kristen Barwick, Dylan Fowler, Emma McDougal and Jenny Park

April 17, 2023

Each year, universities are allowed to nominate up to four students for the Goldwater Scholarship program. This year, all four University of Missouri nominees were named Goldwater Scholars. They are:

  • Kristen Barwick, a junior majoring in biochemistry from Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Dylan Fowler, a junior majoring in chemistry and math from Springfield, Missouri
  • Emma McDougal, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering from Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Jenny Park, a junior double majoring in biology and psychology from Bloomington, Indiana

All four students are also pursuing the Honors certificate at Mizzou.

The Goldwater Scholarship is a competitive national scholarship program that recognizes outstanding undergraduate students in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. It provides $7,500 for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, and is awarded based on academic merit, research experience, and potential for future achievement. This year, 413 scholars were selected nationwide.

“I’m incredibly proud of each of these students,” said Erik Potter, program manager, MU Office of Global and National Fellowships. “They show what can happen when Mizzou students dedicate themselves to their scholarship, seize the research opportunities on campus, and take a risk on an award like this because they believe in themselves.”

Mizzou’s Office of Global and National Fellowships helps match students with fellowship opportunities that align with their goals and supports them at each step in the process.

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