Hendrix College junior Kelly Zalocusky was named a Goldwater Scholar by the Board of Trustees of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Zalocusky, a biology and psychology double-major at Hendrix, was selected from a field of more than 1,100 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated from throughout the country. In the program’s 20-year history, Hendrix has had 19 Scholars.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
321 scholarships were awarded to undergraduate sophomores and juniors for the 2008-2009 academic year. Zalocusky was one of four in Arkansas to receive the award – and the only private college student to be named a Goldwater Scholar.
Hendrix students Adam Jacobs, Bethany Edwards and Luke Erickson, also juniors, received Honorable Mention as Goldwater Scholars.