Barfield becomes UNG’s first Barry Goldwater Scholar

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Haley Shea Barfield was one of only 24 students in Georgia to be selected as a Goldwater Scholar.
On the last day of classes of the spring 2019 semester at UNG, Haley Shea Barfield cried tears of joy after reading an email telling her she had won the Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

The scholarship recognizes the most promising young scientists and future researchers in the U.S. With this victory, she became UNG’s first Barry Goldwater Scholar.

“This just shows that you can achieve beyond what you think you are capable,” said the senior pursuing degrees in English and interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in math/technology, social science and humanities.

Barfield was one of 496 college students from across the United States — and only 24 in Georgia — to earn the scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. More than 5,000 college sophomores and juniors were nominated by 443 academic institutions.