AUBURN – Mobile native Nathan Warner, a biosystems engineering student in Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, has been 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.
Warner, who is also pursuing a minor in sustainability, is strongly committed to alleviating poverty, which complements his dedication to a sustainable environment. The focus of his honors thesis is the provision of safe water and sanitation to those most affected by poverty and hunger. He is a member of the Honors College, the Committee of 19 and co-founder of the Auburn chapter of “Engineers without Borders.” Warner will use the $5,000 Udall Scholarship to fund his senior year at Auburn.
AUBURN – Emily Brennan, a junior in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, has been 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.
Brennan, an animal science major, conducts research in Professor Geoffrey Hill’s laboratory in the College of Sciences and Mathematics’ Department of Biological Sciences.
“I’m honored to receive the Goldwater Scholarship,” said Brennan, a native of Jacksonville, Fla. “When I came to Auburn, I had not planned to do research, but I really enjoy it. I hope to enroll in veterinary school and continue research there and in my career.”
The Lauren Ashley Burk Memorial Scholarship has now been fully funded. The scholarship was established to honor the memory of the Auburn freshman who was killed after being abducted from a campus parking lot on March 4, 2008.
“Auburn University will always remember Lauren as part of our family, ” Auburn University President Jay Gogue said. “We hope the Lauren Ashley Burk Scholarship, in that it will benefit others in Lauren’s name, will honor her memory and how she touched our lives. Also in honor of Lauren, we want to remind our students annually of the major tenets of staying safe and the importance of being vigilant wherever they go.”
AUBURN – Auburn University senior David Harris has been awarded a Gates Cambridge scholarship, a full-cost award for full-time graduate study and research at the University of Cambridge.
Harris, a senior in chemical engineering 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.
AUBURN – The Auburn Scholarship Campaign, an initiative to build funds supporting and attracting top students to the university campus, has surpassed the $3 million mark.
The campaign, which began in fall semester 2010, offers alumni and friends a unique opportunity to help provide considerably larger scholarships to recipients.
AUBURN – More than 20 family members and friends of Raye T. Benefield have funded two endowed scholarships to Auburn University in his memory. The scholarships are designated for students from Guntersville High School and Marshall County.
Rayes friends chose to remember him in this way because of his great love for Auburn University, his wife Jean Benefield said.