Complete list of Amherst College's alumni profiles of Biology majors (Login Required).This page features recent Biology Graduates who've won national awards for future scientific endeavors.  If you are an alum and would like to update, add, or remove your entry on this page, please complete this form or email us.  

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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship 

"The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields."

2014: Donna E. Leet '15 
2013: Christopher Finch '14 (BCBP)
2009: Emma C. Fink '11


The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

"A better future relies on attracting to public service the commitment and sound judgment of bright, outstanding young leaders. This belief is what led President Truman, when approached by a bipartisan group of admirers near the end of his life, to encourage the creation of a living memorial devoted to this purpose rather than a bricks and mortar monument. For almost forty years, the Truman Scholarship Foundation has fulfilled that mission: supporting the potential of terrific young people from across the United States committed to public service, more than 2,900 so far."

2011: Nathan H. Nash '12


J. William Fulbright Fellowship 

"The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." 

2015: Sophia Padelford '15 and Eric Steinbrook '15
2011: Richard (Felix) Horns '11

2011: Clare Howard '10 (Neuroscience)
2008: Amanda Gibson '08


Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

"The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship offers college graduates of 'unusual promise' a year of independent, purposeful exploration and travel -- in international settings new to them -- to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community."

2008: Ryan Shields '08


The Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship

"Established in 1959, the Winston Churchill Foundation was founded by American friends of Churchill, who wanted to fulfill his wish of always having gifted young American graduate students at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. The Foundation’s Scholarship Program offers American citizens of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at Cambridge. One of the thirty-one colleges at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College was built as the national and Commonwealth tribute to Sir Winston, who in the years after the Second World War presciently recognized the growing importance of science and technology for prosperity and security. Churchill College focuses on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics."

2014-15: Christopher Finch '14 (BCBP)
2007-08: Colin Godwin '07

2007-08: Kipp Weiskopf '07
2006-07: Ellen Leffller '07
2002-03: Nora L. Sullivan '02


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 

"The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions."

2014: Samuel R. Cutler '09
2013: Jessica M. Blanton '06E
2013: Richard (Felix) Horns '11
2013: Jamie L. Kostyun '09
2013: Tracy M. Montgomery '10
2013: Joanna L. Rifkin '09
2012: Darienne R. Myers '09
2011: Jonathan H. Perez '07
2010: Daniel A. Peterson '09
2010: Sarah E. Sander '06
2010: Louise M. Stevenson '09
2009: Furqan M. Fazal '08
2008: Elizabeth S. Kuperberg '07
2007: Julia M. Banda (Claggett) '03
2007: Shin-Yi Lin '00
2006: Sarah Sander '06
2006: David J. Wynne '01


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19 May 2015 TLR