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For Immediate Release

April 7, 2010

TCNJ sophomore receives Goldwater Scholarship

EWING, NJ ... Jennifer Urban, sophomore chemistry and math double major at The College of Jersey, is one of seven New Jersey college students and to receive the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

This year, 447 scholars and honorable mentions were awarded, with only six students from New Jersey schools being honored (3 Princeton, 3 Rutgers, 1 TCNJ). The purpose of the fund is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. The Goldwater scholarship awards a maximum of $7,500 per year, to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board.

Jennifer has been involved in independent research with assistant professor of chemistry, Heba Abourahma. Jennifer’s eventually career goal is to achieve a Ph.D. in Chemistry and conduct research in solid-state chemistry.

The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established by Public Law 99-661 on November 14, 1986. 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. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.