SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Theo Di Pauli von Treuheim (Downers Grove, IL), a junior forward on the Union College hockey team, has been named a 2015 Barry Goldwater Scholar. He was one of 12 recipients from Illinois honored with the scholarship. A total of 260 Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,206 applicants nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.
Di Pauli von Treuheim is a bioengineering major who holds a 3.96 overall grade-point average. His career goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Di Pauli von Treuheim would like to conduct research in the Bionics industry, finding ways to strategize research proposals that advance products and goals.
“I feel honored to be recognized for this scholarship,” said Di Pauli von Treuheim. “I am very grateful for the efforts of Lynn Evans (Union’s Director of National Fellowships and Scholarships) in assisting with this process. I’m very excited about the opportunity this scholarship will provide.”
“This a tremendous honor for Theo, he has shown tremendous dedication and hard work in the classroom,” said Union Head Coach Rick Bennett. “Theo is constantly striving to be the best in his field and has great interest in engineering. We are very proud that he was selected for such a prestigious scholarship.”