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 nations 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
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 tomorrows 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 200405
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.
Were 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
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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