Two students get Goldwater Scholarship honors
Two University of South Carolina students have been singled out as honorees for the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship competition.
Sarah Pulliam, a South Carolina Honors College junior majoring in biology and English, has been named a 2010 Barry M. Goldwater scholar. Stephen Timko, a South Carolina Honors College sophomore majoring in marine science and chemistry, earned an honorable mention.
The 278 Goldwater scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,111 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The one- and two-year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
Pulliam, a graduate of Providence Senior High School in Charlotte, is the daughter of Pamela Pulliam and Darrell Pulliam. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Gamma Beta Phi honor societies and is the recipient of several academic scholarships.
Pulliam said she plans to earn a doctorate in molecular pharmaceutics and conduct research in cancer etiology and therapeutics as well as pharmaceutics and pharmacology.