Rosalie Tran Wins Goldwater Scholarship
Rosalie Tran of San Dimas, a sophomore chemistry major at Occidental College, has been awarded a prestigious two-year Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
The award allots up to $15,000 to incoming juniors and is given to students intending to pursue careers in math, science and engineering fields.
Tran is among 302 Goldwater Scholarship winners from all 50 states and Puerto Rico, 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.
“It is a great honor to have received this distinguished award for my hard work and dedication,” said Tran, who is studying for a career as a research scientist in chemical pharmacology. “Chemistry is a very exciting field of study, and it has made me realize my enthusiasm for learning and my drive for discovery.”
“I have high hopes for Rosalie,” said chemistry Professor Phoebe Dea. “She is an excellent student and a careful researcher in the laboratory.”
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is a federally endowed agency honored the late Arizona senator. In its 13-year history, the foundation has awarded more than 3,300 scholarships worth about $33 million.