GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior Jeff Doser was named a 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholar, announced Monday. The mathematics and biology dual major with a 3.90 cumulative grade point average is one of only 20 Geneseo students to receive the scholarship since it was established in 1991.
Out of 1,286 students from 470 institutions nominated this year, 240 won the award while another 307 were tabbed honorable-mention.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation provides scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.
Last month, Doser qualified for the NCAA Division IIII Swimming & Diving Championships and was named a five-time SUNYAC Champion as the Knights won their 16th conference title in 17 years. He was also voted a team captain prior to the season.