Students Named Goldwater, Truman Scholars

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 1:19 PM

April 24, 2014

By William Sweet

Donna Leet ’15 and Xiaoling Yu ’15

Two Amherst juniors intent on conducting biomedical research to fight fatal diseases are among the outstanding science students being honored this year by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. A third junior, fired with a passion to battle economic inequality and the political ambition to carry this out, is being honored by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.