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Goldwater award recipients Stephen Timko (left) and Sarah Pulliam
Goldwater award recipients Stephen Timko (left) and Sarah Pulliam

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.

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Goldwater Scholarship

  • What: Competitive award given to nation's top undergraduates pursuing careers in math, science and engineering
  • Who: Sarah Pulliam of Charlotte wins scholarship; Stephen Timko of Vicksburg, Mich., earns honorable mention

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