Allen is Goldwater Scholar


OXFORD — Miami University junior Audrey Allen was one of three Miami students named as a Goldwater Scholar for 2024. Allen is one of 508 students nationwide to receive the scholarship – the premier undergraduate award for students intending a research career in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering.

Allen is one of 16 Goldwater Scholars selected from Ohio universities this year. Nationwide, faculty nominated more than 1,350 students for the scholarship, worth up to $7,500 per year.

Allen, from Versailles, is studying Environmental Earth Science, Sustainability.

The Goldwater Scholarship is one of the most sought-after and impactful national science, engineering, and mathematics awards in the U.S. From an estimated pool of over 5,000 college sophomores and juniors, 1,353 science, engineering and mathematics students were nominated by 446 academic institutions to compete for the 2024 Goldwater scholarships. 508 students were awarded.188 of the Scholars are men, 236 are women, and virtually all intend to obtain a Ph.D. as their highest degree objective. Fifty-seven Scholars intend to pursue research careers in mathematics and computer science, 237 in the sciences, 80 in medicine, and 64 in engineering and materials research. An increasing number of the Goldwater Scholars have published their research in leading professional journals and have presented their work at professional society conferences.

Goldwater Scholars have gone on to win an impressive array of prestigious awards, becoming National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellows, NSF Graduate Research Fellows, Hertz Fellows, DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellows, Astronaut Scholars, Churchill Scholars, Marshall Scholars, and Rhodes Scholars.

Established in 1809, Miami University is consistently ranked among the top 50 national public universities by the U.S. News & World Report for providing students with an Ivy League-quality education at a public school price. Located in quintessential college town Oxford, Ohio-with regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, a learning center in West Chester, and a European study center in Luxembourg-Miami serves more than 22,600 undergraduates across more than 100 areas of study, and more than 2,200 graduate students through 78 master’s and doctoral degree programs. At this comprehensive research university, students engage and conduct research with premiere teacher-scholars. Miami adds $2.3 billion each year to Ohio’s economy through innovative partnerships and job creation. Miami is an NCAA Division I school, serving more than 500 student-athletes across 19 varsity sports. For more information, visit

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