CLEMSON — Four Clemson University students have received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

The scholarship honoring the late senator is intended to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences.

Clemson University may nominate up to four students a year for the scholarship.

“This is a wonderful achievement for our students and all the faculty members who worked with them on research and scholarship mentoring,” said Ricki Shine, associate director of the Calhoun Honors College at Clemson.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Benjamin Cousins of Columbia, a sophomore in mathematical sciences and computer science;
  • Kemper Talley of Easley, a junior physics major;
  • Chelsea Woodworth of York, a sophomore biology major; and
  • Ann Guggisberg of Warne, N.C., a junior majoring in genetics.

The one- and two-year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Of the 1,111 student nominees from across the country, 278 received scholarships.