Augustana Physics Major Receives Rossing Scholarship

SIOUX FALLS – Augustana junior Bethany Jochim from Pierre, SD, has been named a Rossing Physics Scholar for 2009-2010.

A physics major, Jochim receives a $10,000 scholarship from the Thomas D. Rossing Fund for Physics Education Endowment within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Foundation.

Dr. Rossing, an accomplished physics scholar, chose to support the study of physics at colleges and universities affiliated with the ELCA by providing scholarships in addition to other financial aid to exemplary physics students.

Earlier this year Jochim was selected to receive a Goldwater Scholarship. She was chosen based on academic merit from a field of 1,097 mathematics, science, and engineering students nationwide.

She is the daughter of Loretta and Michael Jochim of Pierre.

Inspired by Lutheran scholarly tradition and the liberal arts, Augustana provides an education of enduring worth that challenges the intellect, fosters integrity and integrates faith with learning and service in a diverse world.

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