Young, Gifted, and Black #2,999,993

You know – as much as conservatives and their black acolyte Uncle Toms try and beat black folks down by constantly haranguing about that portion of the black population which doesn’t do well, or is failing…

Every day, we have standouts like the Stephen Allsop.

NCCU Scholar Wins Coveted Goldwater Math and Science Award
By Sade Thompson, Black College Wire

Stephen Allsop

Stephen Allsop

Stephen Allsop, biology junior and jazz studies minor at North Carolina Central University, has been awarded the 2009-2010 Barry Goldwater Scholarship for mathematical and scientific excellence.

NCCU student Stephen Allsop says “Often, I hear many people say, ‘I just want to pass,’’ and that bothers me because it demonstrates an expectancy of mediocrity.”

The award is among the most prestigious in the U.S. given to undergraduates in the sciences.

This year, 278 scholarships were awarded nationally to undergraduate sophomores and juniors in the fields of mathematics, science, engineering and computer disciplines.

“The prestige of the scholarship means I am put in a caliber of students that when I apply for M.D. and Ph.D. programs, it will put me ahead of my competition,” said Allsop, who is also an NCCCU Chancellor’s Scholar.

Recipients of the Goldwater Scholarship were selected from a field of 1,097 national applicants.

“I am delighted Stephen won the scholarship because no one at North Carolina Central ever had the opportunity to win,”  said Antonio Baines, an NCCU assistant professor of biology.

The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to $7,500 per year. Allsop was chosen out of 1,100 other students in the field of mathematics, science and engineering.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship was instituted in 1986 by the U.S. Congress in honor of former five-term Senator Barry M. Goldwater.

In your face, conservative scum!

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