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Goldwater Fellowships Awarded to Pomona College Students

Pomona College students Robert B. Foresman and Grace C. Wu, both members of the Class of 2008, have been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

This year 317 college sophomores and juniors were selected, on the basis of academic merit, from a field of more than 1,100 students. Honoring former Senator Barry M. Goldwater, the scholarship program was designed to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering and provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research.

Foresman, a resident of Del Mar, is a physics major who plans to pursue a Ph.D. in quantum physics. His ultimate goal is to conduct research in that area at a research institution.

Wu, a resident of Hacienda Heights, is a double major in biology and history. She plans to earn a Ph.D. in biology followed by a career teaching at a liberal arts college and conducting research on insect physiology or phylogenetic systematics.

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offers a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships with faculty and a range of opportunities for student research.