Neuroscience student receives prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

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Jack Rossi, UI Office of Strategic Communication
April 7, 2022 - 10:50pm

Congratulations to Rachael Volkman, a University of Iowa student majoring in Neuroscience, on being named a 2022 Goldwater Scholar! Volkman was one of 417 recipients across the country selected to receive this prestigious award from more than 5,000 applicants.

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

"Each Goldwater Scholar annually receives an amount equal to the cost of tuition, mandatory fees, books, and room and board minus the amount of support provided for by other sources, up to a maximum of $7,500. Scholars who receive the award as second-year students can expect to receive support for a maximum of two years (four semesters) or until graduation, if sooner. Scholars who receive the award as third-year students can expect to receive support for a maximum of one year (two semesters) or until graduation, if sooner."

Volkman, a junior from Iowa City, Iowa, is the first neuroscience major from the University of Iowa to be named a Goldwater Scholar.

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