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Pomona College Juniors and Seniors Awarded Goldwater and National Science Foundation Fellowships

This spring, Pomona College juniors and seniors have garnered prestigious awards, among them Goldwater and National Science Foundation scholarships.

Hannah Salim '09 and Jeremy Treger '09 were named Goldwater Scholars for 2008-2009, and will receive funding for tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 for their senior year.

Hannah Dieterrich '09 has been awarded an honorable mention.

The students' majors are biology for Salim, chemistry for Treger and geology for Dieterrich.

This year's 321 Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,035 mathematics, science and engineering students. Pomona may nominate four juniors or sophomores each year. Numerous Goldwater Scholars go on to receive acclaimed post-graduate fellowships, including 70 Rhodes Scholarships and 94 Marshall Awards.

Ian Frank '08, Bob Rawle '08 and Dan Hickstein '09 were granted National Science Foundation awards for graduate study in their respective fields (physics for Frank, and chemistry for Rawle and Hickstein). Hickstein is currently completing his year as a Churchill Scholar at Cambridge University.

Seniors Laura Enriquez (sociology and history), Laura Rosen (molecular biology) and James Tener (mathematics) received honorable mentions.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support up to $121,500 for graduate study in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Pomona College is one of the nation¹s premier liberal arts institutions, offering a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.