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Three Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Three College students were awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the most prestigious prizes for undergraduates planning to pursue Ph.D.s in science and math.

Alex Perry '11 of Drexel Hill, Pa., will receive $15,000 over two years. Noam Prywes '10 of Teaneck, N.J., and Arianne Richard '10 of Pepperell, Mass., will receive $7,500 each as juniors.

Perry, a Rabi Scholar, is studying mathematics. Prywes is a chemistry major, and Richard is majoring in biochemistry.

All three were recognized not just for their undergraduate achievements but also for their potential to make significant contributions to their fields in the future.

This is the first time since 2003 that Columbia has had three Goldwater winners, but College students have been racking up the scholarships this year.

To read about this year's Gates and Marshall Scholarship winners, go to http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct/mar_apr09/around_the_quads3.

For our Rhodes Scholar, click http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct/jan_feb09/around_the_quads1.

Ethan Rouen '04J

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