UM National Scholarships Winners and Finalists
2020 Finalists and Winners!
Wills is a senior public policy leadership major with minors in Russian and intelligence and security studies will be teaching English in Moldova next year.
Goldwater Scholarship Winners
Jax Dallas is a native of Caledonia, MS and has been fascinated with NASA since childhood when he would launch model rockets with his father from the cotton fields. Last year he completed an REU at the University of Southern California. He aims to pursue a PhD in physical chemistry. His goal is to work for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab.
William Meador is junior from Carbondale, IL and is a pursuing a BS in Chemistry. William aims to pursue a PhD in Chemistry. He wants to become a teacher-scholar with a specialty in organic chemistry while mentoring graduate students to create novel molecules with innovative properties.
NSEP Boren Winners
Caleb is a senior majoring in International Studies and Arabic who will use his Boren to complete his fifth-year capstone in Morocco.
Gabe is a senior majoring in International Studies and Flagship Chinese who will use his Boren to study Chinese and complete his capstone at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) in Monterey, California.
Truman Scholarship Finalist
Joshua is a Political Science and English double major from Jackson, MS. After undergraduate, Joshua plans on pursuing a JD, specializing in civil rights law to combat the racial and ethnic disparities that exist throughout the juvenile justice system.