Pitt, Duquesne students to receive Goldwater Scholarship

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Three Duquesne University students and one University of Pittsburgh student are among those selected for Goldwater Scholarships for 2014-15.

The Duquesne students are Benjamin Robert Jagger, a chemistry major; Claire Nicole Saunders, a major in physics and math; and Sarah Kochanek, a chemistry major.

The Pitt student is Emily June Crabb, a major in physics and computer engineering.

The scholarships are awarded to students studying science, engineering and math. Of 1,166 applications, 283 were chosen for the awards of as much as $7,500 a year for undergraduate sophomores and juniors.

In a news release, Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said, “The Goldwater Scholarship is the highest honor that can be won by undergraduate students studying science, math, or engineering, and we are proud of the recognition the Pitt students have received."

In a news release from Duquesne University, Timothy Austin, provost and vice president for academic affairs, said, “In selecting three of our nominees, the Goldwater Foundation Trustees implicitly recognized both the high standard set by Duquesne in the area of science education and the extraordinary credentials of our incoming students."

Education writer Eleanor Chute: echute@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1955.

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