University of Rochester

Jason T. Nordhaus Wins Goldwater Scholarship

April 17, 2002

University of Rochester junior Jason T. Nordhaus has been selected to receive one of 309 Goldwater Scholarships to be awarded nationally for the upcoming academic year.

A graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School in Townsend, Mass., and a resident of Pepperell, Mass., Nordhaus is majoring in astrophysics and in mathematics at the University and will graduate in 2003. In addition to his studies, Nordhaus is a bass player in the University's River Campus Jazz Ensemble.

One of three students at the University to be awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, he will receive a grant of up to $7,500, which can be used to cover tuition, fees, books, and room and board.

The Goldwater Scholarship, which is endowed by the U.S. Congress to honor the late Sen. Barry M. Goldwater, is designed to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. The Goldwater Foundation has awarded more than 3,500 scholarships since 1986. This year 1,155 students were nominated for a scholarship.

The University of Rochester (on the web at is one of the smallest of the most distinguished private universities in the country. Fewer than 3,700 undergraduates are enrolled in its College, the home of arts, sciences, and engineering programs. College learning centers on the individual with a core mission of research and discovery for each student.