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Four UNC students have won this year’s Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, given to students with an unusual commitment to careers in math, natural sciences or engineering. Juniors Carrie Gibbons of Cary, Kimberly Kallianos of Atlanta and James Mahaffey of Raleigh and sophomore Gregory Charville of Raleigh were among 320 winners nationwide.
Biology Professor Bill Kier, chair of the committee that chose UNC’s nominees, longed for more. Eight students applied, but the program allows UNC to nominate only four. “The committee had a tough time whittling it down to four,” Kier said. “It’s a reminder of how impressive our undergraduates are.”
Each scholar receives up to $7,500 a year. Carolina has had 27 Goldwater Scholars since the award was created in 1989.