UH Hilo student earns coveted academic award

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642
Director, Media Relations, University Relations
Posted: May 24, 2011

A University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo student is among 275 undergraduate sophomores and juniors awarded scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence Foundation. The one- and two-year awards cover tuition, fees, books, room and board up to $7,500 per year.

Danielle Claar, a junior who becomes a senior this fall majoring in marine science and biology with a minor in chemistry, was selected based on academic merit from a nationwide field of 1,095 students nominated by the faculties of their respective institutions. Virtually all the recipients intend to obtain a PhD as their degree objective.

The program fosters and encourages outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering and is the premier undergraduate award of its type.