Three students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have been named 2010 Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Burleson, Doroodchi and Patel become the 10th, 11th and 12th UAB students to win Goldwater scholarships. They are three of the five Alabama residents to win the award this year.

Goldwater Scholars are nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities and are selected on the basis of academic merit. There were 278 Goldwater awards granted in 2010. One- and two-year Goldwater scholarships cover tuition, fees, books and room and board up to $7,500 per year.

For more information, please visit main.uab.edu/Sites/MediaRelations/articles/75341/

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