Marlie Johnson, a Hope College sophomore from Petoskey, has received Honorable Mention recognition from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation.

The foundation awarded 323 scholarships for the 2006-07 academic year to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from throughout the United States. Another 128 students, like Johnson, received Honorable Mention recognition.

The scholarship recipients and Honorable Mention designees were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,081 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of their colleges and universities.

The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established by Public Law 99-661 on Nov. 14, 1986. The Scholarship Program honoring Senator Barry M. Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in those fields. In its 18-year history, the foundation has awarded 4,885 scholarships worth approximately $48 million.

Johnson is majoring in biology at Hope, and has consistently been named to the college's Dean's List. Her co-curricular activities have included cross country and track.

She is the daughter of Cathy Johnson of Petoskey, and is a 2004 graduate of Petoskey High School.