Texas Tech University Honors College Students Score Goldwater Scholarships
March 22, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 22, 2006
CONTACT: John Davis, email@example.com
LUBBOCK – Three Texas Tech University Honors College students have been awarded Barry
M. Goldwater Scholarships, nationally competitive awards for students pursuing careers
in mathematics, the sciences or engineering.
Hosam Attaya and Bobbak Mansouri of Lubbock and Suzanne McDonald of Allen were among
the 323 scholars nationwide who earned the scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic
year. Nationally, 1,081 university nominees competed for the scholarships on the basis
of academic merit.
The Goldwater Scholarship covers the costs of tuition and fees up to $7,500 for as
many as two years. Named for the late senator from Arizona, the Goldwater Scholarship
is the premier undergraduate award of its type.
Attaya, a junior cell and molecular biology major, conducts research on the development
of cotton fibers. He plans to pursue a doctorate in cell and molecular biology and
genetics, possibly in cancer biology and tumor physiology.
Mansouri, a junior cell and molecular biology major, hopes to pursue a doctorate in
neurology/neurobiology and is researching the cognitive abilities of the human mind
as they pertain to children and the educational process.
McDonald, a sophomore electrical engineering major, plans to pursue a doctorate in
applied mathematics and astronautical engineering. She is interested in developing
manned and unmanned probes to explore the solar system.
CONTACT: Christina Ashby-Martin, faculty coordinator, National & International Scholarships,
(806) 742-0036, ext. 241, or firstname.lastname@example.org.