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13 BYU students receive scholarships, fellowships

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Thirteen students from Brigham Young University have received awards from five different competitions.

Daniel Austin, Aurora, Colo.; Brenda Lewis, Salt Lake City; and Adam Fennimore, New York, N.Y., received the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to encourage outstanding students pursuing careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,000 annually.Amy Bice, Rexberg, Idaho, was awarded the Truman Scholarship. This highly competitive scholarship is awarded to college juniors who possess superior leadership abilities and have extensive records of public and community service. Recipients are eligible to receive $3,000 for the senior year, and $27,000 for graduate studies.

Matthew Beecher, Preston, Idaho, won a State Farm Exceptional Student Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to aid, identify, and encourage high-potential students in business-related fields. The recipient receives $3,000 to cover educational expenses for the academic year.

Robert Quinn Mecham, Logan, won a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship. This fellowship is an award for the support of first-year graduate or professional study and is awarded by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. The 50 Fellows may receive up to $7,000.

Rhett Brewer, Henderson, Nev.; Ryon Frisch, Bonita, Calif.; Brian Jensen, Provo; Robert Quinn Mecham, Logan; Brandon Rohrer, White Rock, N.M., Douglas Thompson, Kaysville; and Rafael Casellas, New York, N.Y., received National Science Foundation Fellowships. Fellowships are awarded for study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, behavioral and social sciences, as well as in the history and philosophy of science. This fellowship allows for a maximum of three periods of tenure. Each period of tenure is nine to 12 months long. Each 12-month tenure carries a stipend of $14,400 and a cost-of-education allowance of $9,500. During tenure a fellow is exempt from paying tuition and fees at their educational institution. The fellowship also provides for a one-time international research travel allowance of $1,000.