UH Hilo student earns coveted academic award

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Date: Monday, May 23, 2011
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

A University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo student is among 275 undergraduate sophomores and juniors awarded scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence Foundation. The one- and two-year awards cover tuition, fees, books, room and board up to $7,500 per year.

Danielle Claar, a junior who becomes a senior this fall majoring in marine science and biology with a minor in chemistry, was selected based on academic merit from a nationwide field of 1,095 students nominated by the faculties of their respective institutions. Virtually all the recipients intend to obtain a Ph.D. as their degree objective.

The program fosters and encourages outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering and is the premier undergraduate award of its type.

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