2010-11 National Prestigious Scholarship Winners


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Winner: Patrick Smyth, College of Engineering
April 11, 2011

Patrick Smyth, a senior in mechanical engineering in Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides three years of support at $30,000 annually and an additional $10,500 cost of education allowance.

News Article: http://wireeagle.auburn.edu/news/3471

 

Byers Scholarship
Finalist: Daniel Mazzaferro, College of Business
April 8, 2011

Daniel Mazzaferro was announced by the NCAA as one of six finalists for its annual Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarships. A male and a female recipient for the $24,000 renewable scholarship will be selected later this month. Mazzaferro's resume of achievements includes: Goldwater Scholarship honorable mention, Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship recipient, President's Medal for College of Science and Mathematics recipient, United States Olympic diving finalist, represented United States at the World University Games, captain of men’s swimming and diving team, seven-time NCAA All-American, Co-SEC Male Diver of the Year, two-time individual SEC champion, and member of 2007 and 2009 NCAA championship team.

News Article: http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/NCAA/Resources/Latest+News/2011/April/NCAA+announces+Byers+Scholarship+finalists

 

2010-11 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Winners: Daniel Mazzaferro, College of Business; Erica Meissner, College of Liberal Arts
April 6, 2011

Daniel Mazzaferro and Erica Meissner, members of the Tigers' men's and women's swimming and diving teams, were named the 2010-11 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Auburn is the first school ever to sweep the McWhorter Award recipients. The two were chosen by a committee of Faculty Athletics Representatives from SEC universities and both will receive a $15,000 post-graduate scholarship, provided by AT&T, an SEC Corporate Champion sponsor, and the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Mazzaferro, a native of Cheshire, Conn., earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry in May 2010 and will earn his M.B.A. degree in December 2011. He is a Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship and President's Medal for College of Science and Mathematics recipient. An Auburn University Honors Scholar, he is also a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Delta Epsilon Iota and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Meissner, a native of Ashburnham, Mass., will earn a B.A. degree in Anthropology this summer. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi, Chi Alpha Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa and Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Fraternities. She is a member of Auburn's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was a Rhodes Scholarship finalist.

News Article: http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/c-swim/spec-rel/040611aaa.html

 

Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship for Excellence in National Environmental Policy
Winner: Nathan Warner, College of Engineering
April 1, 2011

Mobile native Nathan Warner, a biosystems engineering student in Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, was selected as one of 80 recipients from 61 universities for a Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship for Excellence in National Environmental Policy. Scholars were selected on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, health care or tribal public policy; leadership potential; and academic achievement.

News Article: http://wireeagle.auburn.edu/news/2332

 

2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar
Winner: Emily Brennan, College of Agriculture
March 31, 2011

Emily Brennan, a junior in Auburn University's College of Agriculture, was chosen as a 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. The scholarship, given to only about 300 students nationwide each year, is widely considered the most prestigious award in the United States for undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

News Article: http://wireeagle.auburn.edu/news/2330

 

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Winner: David Harris, College of Engineering
February 10, 2011

David Harris, a senior in chemical engineering, was awarded a Gates Cambridge scholarship, a full-cost award for full-time graduate study and research at the University of Cambridge. Harris, who will graduate in May, holds a 3.97 grade point average. He plans to pursue a master's in advanced chemical engineering at Cambridge. He has also received the Goldwater Scholarship, a national award for undergraduates in the fields of science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

News article: http://wireeagle.auburn.edu/news/2150

 

Rhodes Scholarship
Finalists: Erica Meissner, College of Liberal Arts; Krissy Voss, College of Science and Mathematics
November 3, 2010

Seniors Erica Meissner of Ashburnham, Mass., and Krissy Voss of Paradise Valley, Ariz., two members of Auburn University's Honors College were named finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, one of the nation's top academic awards. Meissner, who carries a grade point average of 4.0, is majoring in anthropology with a minor in sustainability within Auburn's College of Liberal Arts. She is currently writing her honors thesis, focusing on community supported agriculture and community gardens. Voss, who is majoring in chemistry in Auburn's College of Sciences and Mathematics, has a grade point average of 3.91. For the past two years she has conducted research in organic chemistry and is a four-year member of the Auburn University gymnastics team.

News article: http://wireeagle.auburn.edu/news/1948

 

USA Today's All-USA College Academic Team
Winner: Jordan Anderson, College of Science and Mathematics alumnus
June 11, 2010

Auburn University graduate and Rhodes Scholar Jordan Anderson was named to the second team in USA Today's All-USA College Academic Team competition. Anderson, who was named a Rhodes Scholar fall 2009, graduated last May with a 3.93 GPA in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. The Roanoke, Va., native is enrolled in a master's degree program in global health science study at Oxford. Anderson hopes to pursue medical mission work in the future.

News article: http://wireeagle.auburn.edu/news/1665

Last Updated: Apr. 11, 2010

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