Published on April 13, 2009  

During the 2008-2009 academic year, Samford students successfully competed for a number of prestigious national fellowships and scholarships. Their accomplishments are a tribute both to the quality of our students and the knowledge they've cultivated by working closely with Samford's faculty members. A list of the students and their accomplishments follows: 

Jonathan Coley (Junior - Political Science) was a finalist for a Truman Fellowship. This award recognizes college juniors with outstanding leadership skills who seek a career in the government, nonprofit or educational sectors. Awards provide financial support for graduate study, leadership development and association with other students who are dedicated to making an impact on society through public service.

Daniel Childs (Junior - Biochemistry) received an Honorable Mention from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. This program recognizes exceptionally talented students of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Funding is provided to cover tuition costs during the last two years of the students' undergraduate education.

Katherine Veach Dyer (Class of 2006 - Religion) and Joel Davis (Class of 2005 - Theory and Composition) were selected as finalists for the the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program. This program supports exceptionally well qualified Protestant and Catholic young men and women who have bachelor degrees from LFP Network Schools and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States. Successful candidates receive stipends during up to three years of graduate-level study in their chosen field.

Congratulations to all of our successful applicants!
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.