Two Princeton students named Goldwater Scholars

March 24, 2014 5:16 p.m.

Two Princeton students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the premier award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

The 2013-14 winners are juniors Krysta Dummit, a chemistry major, and Daniel Mossing, a physics major. Dummit is from Shelburne, Vt., and Mossing is from Oxford, Miss. 

One- and two-year Goldwater Scholarships cover tuition, fees, room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. The Princeton recipients are among 283 scholarship winners selected from a field of 1,166 students nationwide. 

The scholarship program honoring Sen. Barry Goldwater was created as part of the Goldwater Foundation, a federally endowed agency created by an act of Congress in 1986. Recent Goldwater Scholars have been awarded 80 Rhodes Scholarships, 117 Marshall Awards, 112 Churchill Scholarships and numerous other distinguished fellowships.