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Pomona Students Earn Maximum Number of Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships for Math and Science

Four Pomona College students have won the prestigious 2005-2006 Goldwater Scholarships to continue their work in math and the sciences.

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. Pomona's winners are: Charles S. Hummel (chemistry), Andrew G. Lytle (molecular biology), Paul J. Robustelli (chemistry) and Alan W. Tarr (pure mathematics/physics).

They are among 320 winners chosen from a field of more than 1,000 students nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Institutions are invited each year to nominate up to four candidates for these scholarships. Pomona was one of only 13 colleges and universities that had all four of its nominees receive the award. Last year, three Pomona students earned the scholarship.

The Goldwater Scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Congress established the program in 1986, and recent Goldwater Scholars have been awarded 58 Rhodes Scholarships and 72 Marshall Awards.