LePage wins Goldwater Scholarship

Friday, April 13, 2012

TU announces 10 winners of nationally competitive scholarships, Mechanical Engineering's Will LePage


The Udall Foundation

Established by Congress, the Udall Foundation is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through scholarship, fellowship and internships focused on environmental and Native American issues. The foundation is also committed to promoting the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution. This year, 80 students were selected from 585 applicants. Of those 80, there were seven repeat scholars including TU's Will LePage , a mechanical engineering and chemistry junior is from Center Town, Mo. He has worked on the design, construction and implementation of solar-powered water treatment systems for developing communities. Outside the classroom, LePage is a member of TU's cross-country varsity track team and is a peer minister at the Newman Catholic Center where he plays guitar at weekly services. In addition to receiving his second Udall Scholarship (a first in TU's history), LePage also received a 2012 Goldwater Scholarship.

The Barry M. Goldwater Foundation

Established by Congress, the purpose of the foundation is to provide the nation with a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Trustees of the foundation awarded 282 scholarships for the 2012–13 academic year to undergraduate sophomores and juniors across the United States, including three from TU: LePage; Samuel Cody Martin, a junior chemistry major from Bristow, Okla.; and Stephen T. Macke, a computer science and applied mathematics junior from St. Louis, Mo.