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Columbia College Students Win Truman Fellowships, Goldwater Scholarships and Udall Fellowship

By Kathleen McDermott

Two Columbia College students, Cyrus Habib, and Robbie Majzner, have won Truman Fellowships. Two more, Jacob Barandes and Victoria Sharon, have won Goldwater Scholarships. And a fifth, Mary Rozenman, has been awarded a Udall Fellowship.

Habib, a junior, is majoring in English and pursuing a double concentration in computer science and Middle Eastern studies. His home is in Bellevue, Washington.

Majzner, a junior from Morris Plains, New Jersey, is a premedical major with a concentration in computer science.

Barandes is a sophomore currently registered for a double major in physics and math. He grew up in New York City but went to middle and high school in Westchester.

Sharon is a junior biology major from Queens.

Rozenman is a junior from Great Falls, Virginia double-majoring in biochemistry and Russian Literature.

The Harry S. Truman Foundation awards fellowships to college students who have outstanding leadership potential, plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and wish to attend graduate school to help prepare for their careers.

The award supports the last year of undergraduate school and up to three years of graduate school. In total, the individual awards amount to $30,000 each. In addition to the grant, recipients participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities to internships and employment with the federal government.

Over the last six years 11 Columbia students received Truman fellowships.

The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Goldwater scholarships support tuition and fees with up to $7,000, and the grants are renewable for a second year.

Over the last six years 16 Columbia students won Goldwater scholarships.

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers related to the environment. The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books and room and board, up to a maximum of $5,000.

Published: Apr 03, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002

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