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National scholars | 2015

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Josh NelsonJosh Nelson

Senior in physics from Salina. Researching new techniques to produce usable, high-energy, ultrafast laser pulses.

Aaron MesserlaAaron Messerla, Honorable Mention

Senior in mathematics and music from Manhattan. Creating a simulated dance to depict a specific set of geometric deformations.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Marcus DominguezMarcus Dominguez

Senior in sociology from Sycamore, Illinois. Will study Spanish in Costa Rica.

Nathan NordstedtNathan Nordstedt

Senior in horticultural sciences from Halstead. Will study plant genetics and sustainable landscapes in the Czech Republic.

Fulbright Summer Institute to the U.K.

Jael WhitneyJael Whitney

Sophomore in marketing from Overland Park. Will study in Scotland for five weeks during the summer.

David L. Boren Scholar

Joel BlankenshipJoel Blankenship

Junior in political science, history and international studies from Valley Center. Will study Russian in Kyrgyzstan.

65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany

Courtney PassowCourtney Passow

Doctoral student in biology from Round Rock, Texas. Will meet with Nobel Laureates and other recipients in Germany.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Research Fellowship

Shai WashingtonShai Washington

Senior in political science from Lenexa. Will attend graduate school, preparing for a career with the U.S. Foreign Service.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

Matthew GalliartMatthew Galliart

Master's student in biology from Hutchinson. Researching big bluestem ecotypes across the Great Plains precipitation gradient.

Ryan GreenwayRyan Greenway, Honorable Mention

Master's student in biology from Amarillo, Texas. Researching mechanisms of speciation in fish inhabiting toxic sulfide springs.

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

Reagan KaysReagan Kays

Senior in agribusiness from Weir. Will study agricultural and trade law in Washington D.C.

If you are interested in applying for a National Scholarship, visit the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships.