Undergraduate Academic Affairs

April 26, 2018

Three UW undergrads earn competitive Goldwater scholarships

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

The Goldwater Foundation honored four University of Washington students this year. Selected from 1,280 nominees from across the country, Nelson Lui, Kimberly Ruth and Tyler Valentine were named Goldwater Scholars. Andrew Luo earned an honorable mention.

Goldwater Scholarships are granted to sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise and plan to pursue research careers in math, engineering or the natural sciences.  Read the University’s announcement.


Nelson Liu, scholarship recipient

Major: Computer Science; Statistics; Linguistics
Expected graduation: 2019

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Andrew Luo, honorable mention

Major: Computer Science; Bioengineering
Expected graduation: 2019

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Kimberly Ruth, scholarship recipient

Major: Computer Engineering; Mathematics
Expected graduation: 2020

Photo of Kimberly Ruth

Tyler Valentine, scholarship recipient

Major: Earth and Space Sciences
Expected graduation: 2019

Photo of Tyler Valentine

Learn more about scholarship opportunities at UW
The Goldwater Scholarship application process is supported by the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards (OMSFA), a UAA program. OMSFA works with faculty, staff and students to identify and support promising students in developing the skills and personal insights necessary to become strong candidates for this and other prestigious awards.