3 UAB students awarded Goldwater Scholarships

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Three students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has announced that three students have been named 2010 Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

20-year-old Atbin Doroodchi, 21-year-old Shweta Naran Patel and 20-year-old Tamara Michelle Burleson became the 10th, 11th and 12th UAB students to win the awards. They are three of the five Alabamians to win this year.

Goldwater Scholars are nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities and are selected on the basis of academic merit. There were 278 Goldwater awards granted in 2010. One- and two-year Goldwater scholarships cover tuition, fees, books and room and board up to $7,500 per year.