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 2012-13 winners are juniors Eric Chen and Daniel Kriz, both mathematics majors. Chen is from Lawrenceville, Ga., and Kriz is from Ann Arbor, Mich. 
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 271 scholarship winners selected from a field of 1,107 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, 118 Marshall Awards, 110 Churchill Scholarships and numerous other distinguished fellowships.