Shorter Univer­sity an­nounces schol­ar­ship for Carter

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - Staff re­ports Baraa Hi­jaz, Holly Robin­son, and Gar­rett Sager were named 2019 Gold­wa­ter Schol­ars at UAB.

Good news for one lo­cal Shorter Hawk: ad­di­tional help is com­ing from the school to help pay­ing for all those col­lege cred­its needed to grad­u­ate.

A Cedar­town High School alum now work­ing on her de­gree at the Univer­sity of Alabama at Birm­ing­ham was given an award for her school­work as the aca­demic year comes to a close.

Holly Robin­son — a neu­ro­science ma­jor and a mem­ber of the UAB Hon­ors Col­lege — joined a group of other schol­ars at the school who have been named to date as Gold­wa­ter Schol­ars, given by the Barry M. Gold­wa­ter Schol­ar­ship and Ex­cel­lence in Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion.

Robin­son, a grad­u­ate from the Class of 2016 at Cedar­town High School, is study­ing neu­ro­science with a mi­nor in mu­sic. She works in the lab of Dr. Lu­cas Poz­zoMiller and has al­ready earned au­thor­ship on a pub­li­ca­tion and pre­sented her work at

Alexis Carter of Rock­mart was named a re­cip­i­ent of the The Al­fred Shorter/Provost Schol­ar­ship at Shorter among a group of 10 to re­ceive the award this year. The fund helps those awarded na­tional con­fer­ences.

Robin­son plans to pur­sue a doc­tor­ate in neu­ro­science and con­duct re­search on the cir­cuitry un­der­ly­ing so­cial com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­hav­iors. She is pur­su­ing a per­son­al­ized path in the UAB Hon­ors Col­lege.

“Re­ceiv­ing the Gold­wa­ter Schol­ar­ship is an honor to me be­cause it means there are dis­tin­guished sci­en­tists who think that I can and will suc­ceed in a ca­reer in science,” Robin­son said. “Re­ceiv­ing this honor has given me a sense that per­haps a ca­reer in science isn’t as far-fetched as I once be­lieved.”

The Gold­wa­ter Schol­ar­ship pro­gram be­gan in 1989 with the pur­pose of en­cour­ag­ing out­stand­ing stu­dents to pur­sue ca­reers in en­gi­neer­ing, math­e­mat­ics and the nat­u­ral sciences. Since its first award in 1989, the with three-quar­ters of the money needed for tu­ition, room, and board for in­com­ing fresh­men for eight semesters.

Carter, the daugh­ter of Kevin and Jen­nifer Carter, at­tended Ge­or­gia foun­da­tion has be­stowed 8,132 schol­ar­ships worth ap­prox­i­mately $65 mil­lion.

Hon­ors this year also went to Baraa Hi­jaz of Mont­gomery, Alabama and Gar­rett Sager of Hoover, Alabama.

Each year, UAB may nom­i­nate up to four out­stand­ing sopho­more and ju­nior stu­dents in the science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and High­lands Col­lege. There she was a mem­ber of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor So­ci­ety. She re­ceived the Ro­tary Club Schol­ar­ship from Polk County for aca­demic achieve­ment and com­mu­nity ser­vice. math fields for schol­ar­ships awarded by the Barry Gold­wa­ter Schol­ar­ship and Ex­cel­lence in Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion.

The foun­da­tion grants each re­cip­i­ent a schol­ar­ship for the 2018-2019 aca­demic year that cov­ers the cost of tu­ition, fees, books, and room and board up to a max­i­mum of $7,500 per year.

Ash­lyn Jay was cel­e­brated by the Polk County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion for hav­ing per­fect at­ten­dance through 13 years of school dur­ing their May 16 ses­sion.

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