Alexander Metcalf is a 2021 Goldwater Scholar

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Honors junior, Alexander Metcalf ’22, is a recipient of the 2021 Goldwater Scholarship. Alexander is an aerospace engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The Goldwater Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship awarded in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater, the five-term senator from Arizona. The purpose of the program is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

The Goldwater Foundation received 1,256 nominations this year from around the country and 410 students were selected for the scholarship.

“I am very honored to have been recognized by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship,” says Metcalf. “The award will aid in my future endeavors in a Ph.D. program and eventually pursuing research work for the Department of Defense or a private company within the aerospace sector.”

Read more about Alexander’s story in SU News.

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