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Junior JD Hoover Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

April 2, 2013

John David "JD" Hoover, a junior at DePauw University, is the recipient of a 2013 Goldwater Scholarship. Considered the most prestigious undergraduate science honor in the U.S., the award is presented by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

Two other DePauw students -- sophomore Stephen C. Dobbs and junior Jack E. Burgeson -- received honorable mentions from the Goldwater Scholarship program. Seven DePauw students have won the awards in the past five years.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by the United States Congress in 1986 in honor of former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Competition for the award is exceptionally intense. Institutions may nominate only four undergraduate students per year. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

This year, 271 scholars represent 177 colleges and universities as Goldwater Scholars.

EAST COLLEGE3 HDR2JD Hoover is a double major in computer science and biochemistry and a Science Research Fellow and Information Technology Associate. His goal is to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. in biomedical informatics and develop technology to implement an international central medical database to enhance medical care and research.

Dobbs is a geology major, while Burgeson is majoring in biochemistry.

Learn more about the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program here.

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