High honors

Hillary Howard, a YSU Student Success Story, was awarded a prestigious scholarship for her accomplishments in the sciences.

Hillary Howard

Senior Hillary Howard, a double major in biology and medical laboratory technology, was awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship last year.

YSU was one of only four public universities in Ohio, and the only public university in northern Ohio, to have students earn Goldwater Scholar recognitions.

Howard is also a member of the Clarence P. Gould Society, awarded to students on the basis of high academic achievement and on their breadth of coursework. She completed an internship in summer 2009 as part of the Ohio Science and Engineering Alliance. After graduating from YSU, Howard hopes to obtain an M.D./Ph.D. in Pathology/Microbiology and conduct research in biomedical science focusing on infectious diseases at the industrial level. She is currently doing clinical work at the Cleveland Clinic.

Established in 1986, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is named in honor of the former U.S. senator who served for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding funds to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.