AHS Patriot is a Barry Goldwater Scholarship Award Winner
AHS Patriot is a Barry Goldwater Scholarship Award Winner
Science Research Alumnus Ephraim Oyetunji won the Barry Goldwater Scholarship Award, one of the most competitive and prestigious undergraduate scholarships for students working toward a research-focused career in natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
Ephraim began his research career at American Heritage Schools, Broward Campus, as a rising sophomore, and represented the school with his research at the local, state, and international levels. Ephraim Oyetunji, AHS Class of 2019, had an impressive list of college acceptance letters that included 5 Ivy League universities. With 15 college acceptances in total, and the majority of those institutions ranked in the top 15 across the nation, it was a difficult decision to make.
Ephraim Oyetunji (Class of 2019) - College Acceptances
  • Princeton University
  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • University of Chicago
  • Stanford University
  • University of Pennsylvania 
  • Duke University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Northwestern University
  • Brown University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Emory University
  • Rice University
  • University of Southern California
Ephraim Oyetunji, a neuroscience track major in the School of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, Class of 2023, plans to conduct translational research on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia, works in the Miller lab at the School of Medicine, and mentor the next generation of physician-scientists.
From an estimated pool of over 5,000 college sophomores and juniors, 1242 natural science, engineering, and mathematics students were nominated by 433 academic institutions to compete for the 2022 Goldwater scholarships.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate.