Undergraduate Academic Affairs

UW undergraduates earn Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Goldwater Scholarship Recipients

Left to right: 2009 Goldwater Honorable Mention Andrew Ishizuka and 2009 Goldwater Scholar Pranoti Hiremath. Congratulations!Photo by Somer Kreisman

In a competitive year with fewer scholarships to award, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation selected UW sophomore Pranoti Hiremath as a Goldwater Scholar and junior Andrew Ishizuka honorable mention. The University’s science and research strength supports undergraduates in this scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded to college sophomores and juniors entering the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. The Foundation awarded 278 scholarships from a field of 1,035 mathematics students who were nominated by colleges and universities nationwide. Since 2001, 24 UW undergraduates have been named Goldwater Scholars and four earned honorable mention.

Pranoti Hiremath, Sophomore, Goldwater Scholar
Major: Bioengineering
Hometown: Seattle, WA
UW Honors Student, Mary Gates Scholar, Presidential Scholar

Adding to her above-listed accomplishments, Pranoti is also a Space Grant Scholar, Bioengineering Departmental Scholar. She conducts research with Dr. Mei Speer in the UW Bioengineering Giachelli lab and mentors fellow undergraduates in the Space Grant Program and the UW Honors Program.

Andrew Ishizuka, Junior, Goldwater Honorable Mention
Majors: Biochemistry and Chemistry
Mary Gates Scholar

About the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards
The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards helps UW undergraduates develop the tools and personal insights necessary to match their goals with local and national merit-based scholarship opportunities. National scholarship opportunities include the Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman scholarships and many others. The office is part of the Center for Experiential Learning in Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

About the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.