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AWARDED: Five College students have won prestigious fellowships and scholarships. Cyrus Habib ’03 and Robbie Majzner ’03 have won Truman Fellowships, which are awarded by The Harry S. Truman Foundation to college students who have outstanding leadership potential, plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service and wish to attend graduate school to help prepare for their careers. Habib majors in English and is pursuing a double concentration in computer science and Middle Eastern studies. Majzner is a premedical major with a concentration in computer science. The award supports the last year of undergraduate school and up to three years of graduate school. In total, the individual awards amount to $30,000 each. In addition to the grant, recipients participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities with internships and employment with the federal government. During the last six years, 11 Columbia students have received Truman fellowships.

Jacob Barandes ’04 and Victoria Sharon ’03 have won Goldwater Scholarships. The Barry M. Goldwater Foundation provides a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Barandes is pursuing a double major in physics and math, and Sharon is a biology major. Goldwater Scholarships support tuition and fees up to $7,000, and the grants are renewable for a second year. Sixteen Columbia students have won Goldwater scholarships during the past six years.

Mary Rozenman ’03 has been awarded a Udall Scholarship. Named for Morris K. Udall, it is awarded to undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers related to the environment. Rozenman majors in biochemistry and is pursuing a concentration in Russian. The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books and room and board up to $5,000.

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