April 20, 2004

CCAS Students Grab Prestigious Scholarships

A pair of undergraduates in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) studying political science and biology respectively, recently received a Truman Scholarship and a Goldwater Scholarship.

Micah Kubic, a junior and a member of the University Honors Program, has been selected as a 2004 Truman Scholar, the nation’s most prestigious award for underclassmen committed to careers in public service.

Kubic, a Missouri native, is majoring in political science and international affairs and plans to earn both MA and PhD degrees. He hopes to pursue a career in urban policy and community development, working to revitalize urban neighborhoods.
As a Truman Scholar, Kubic will receive $2,000 for his senior year and up to $24,000 for graduate study.

“Our congratulations to Micah on this excellent achievement,” said President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. “GW takes great pride in helping shape tomorrow’s leaders today and Micah Kubic is the latest in a growing list of examples of this tradition.”

Daniel Frank received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for the 2004–05 academic year, which includes an award of $7,500.

Frank, a Bronx, NY, native and graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, is majoring in biology and plans to pursue both an MD and PhD in this field. He hopes to conduct molecular biological research and study its clinical applications for hematological disease.

“We’re thrilled for Daniel and very proud of this outstanding accomplishment,” said Trachtenberg. “His extraordinary initiative and dedication show great promise for a career in the biological sciences.”

Frank and the other Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,113 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. 

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