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Hartnell Students Earn National Science Foundation Scholarships

February 20th, 2008

Seven Hartnell College students have been tapped to receive Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarships from the National Science Foundation. The students, chosen for their outstanding record of academic success, are: Daniel Chairez, Ricardo Fernandez, Lawrence Keener, Leonel Medrano, Huang Pham, Genero Sanchez, and Rodrigo Sanchez.

The NSF program is designed to encourage and enable promising low income students to pursue college degrees in math and the sciences. Hartnell’s recipients--who have a combined grade point average of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale--will be awarded $3,125 per year.

There will be an awards reception for the scholarship winners at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 22, in the Rotarium of Merrill Hall on Hartnell’s main Salinas campus at 411 Central Avenue.

For more information, please call Hartnell’s principal investigator for the NSF scholarship program, math instructor John Sword, at 831-755-6881.