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Recent Graduates Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

CONWAY, Ark. (April 2, 2014) – Hendrix alumni Erik Gron Urban and Jennifer Lenow have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowships. 

Urban, a 2013 Hendrix graduate, was a chemical physics major and Spanish minor. He received the Goldwater Scholarship as a Hendrix student. Urban is in his first year of graduate study at University of California at Berkeley, where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in physics.

Lenow, a 2012 Hendrix graduate and psychology major, received the fellowship to study cognitive neuroscience at New York University.

This highly prestigious award provides financial support for graduate students in STEM fields for three years. According to the NSF website, only 2,000 awards were offered this year from out of more than 14,000 applications received.

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