Robert Wardlow ’12, biochemistry and molecular biology, was among the 275 sophomores and juniors selected this year to receive a Goldwater scholarship. Competition for the scholarships is intense: colleges and universities across the country are only allowed to nominate up to four of their top science and engineering students. Nearly 1,100 students were nominated this year. The scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500. Albert Zhou, a junior majoring in biochemistry, received an honorable mention.