Jenilee Morrison, daughter of David and Pamela Morrison of Lawrence, has received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
She is a senior majoring in Oxbridge molecular biology and bioethics at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.
The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields. The scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
Morrison is a member of the college's research team headed by biology professor Dan Heruth. As a first-year student she received an Oxbridge Honors Summer Research grant to fund her research. In 2005, Morrison completed summer research in the department of medicinal chemistry at Kansas University.
Morrison is a member of the college's American Women in Society chapter. Morrison also serves as the associate editor of The Undergraduate Journal of Environmental Ethics.