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Four Stanford undergraduates are among 282 students nationwide who have been named recipients of Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for 1997-98.
They are Felix Y. Feng, a junior in biological sciences from Palo Alto; Michele Hwu, a junior in biological sciences from Seattle; Peter M. Kasson, a sophomore in biological sciences from Chapel Hill, N.C.; and Debleena Sengupta, a sophomore in chemistry from South Setauket, N.Y.
A total of 1,164 sophomores and juniors were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide for the scholarships, which support one year (for juniors) and two years (for sophomores) of study up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit.
The Goldwater Foundation, which grants the scholarships, is a federally endowed agency established in November 1986. The scholarship program, honoring former Sen. Barry M. Goldwater, is designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
By David F. Salisbury