Anna Nelson Wins Goldwater Scholarship
Anna Nelson, a junior chemistry major at Occidental College, has been awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
The award allots up to $7,500 to incoming seniors and is given to students intending to pursue careers in math, science and engineering fields.
Nelson is among 302 Goldwater Scholarship winners from all 50 states and Puerto Rico. She was selected from a field of more than 1,150 applicants. She joins two other Occidental winners receiving Goldwater prizes for the 2001-02 academic year. The award will help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board.
“I am honored that the Goldwater Foundation awarded me this scholarship,” Nelson said. “I believe it will help me when I apply to graduate programs and it motivates me to continue working on my research on the synthesis of unnatural amino acids.”
Nelson’s goal is to become a medical researcher and study cancer at the molecular level.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is a federally endowed agency honoring the late Arizona senator. In its 13-year history, the foundation has awarded more than 3,300 scholarships worth about $33 million.