Record Five Syracuse University Students Selected for Prestigious 2024 Goldwater Scholarship

Five Syracuse University students have been selected for the 2024 Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent undergraduate scholarship awarded in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the U.S. This is the first time Syracuse has had five students selected for the cohort and the third consecutive year the University has had at least three scholars selected in one year.

The recipients are:

  • Julia Fancher, a sophomore physics and mathematics major in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program;
  • Sadie Meyer, a sophomore biomedical engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) and mathematics major in A&S;
  • Kerrin O’Grady, a junior biomedical engineering major in ECS and neuroscience integrated learning major in A&S;
  • Serena Peters, a junior chemistry major in A&S; and
  • Gianna Voce, a sophomore computer science major in ECS and neuroscience Integrated learning major in A&S.

All five are research grant recipients from the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (The SOURCE).

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 1,353 nominations this year from around the country and 438 students were selected for the scholarship.

You can read more about this year's scholars and how the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising supports Goldwater applicants in this SU News Story.