Young CU student wins $250,000 scholarship |

Young CU student wins $250,000 scholarship

BOULDER, Colorado ” A University of Colorado math and engineering student who will graduate in May at age 18 has been awarded a $250,000 scholarship for graduate school.

CU said Tuesday that Eric Eason is one of 10 students nationwide selected to receive a Hertz Fellowship this year.

He plans to pursue a Ph.D in condensed matter physics at Stanford University starting this fall.

Eason, of Boulder, will turn 18 on May 5, three days before he graduates from CU with dual bachelor’s degrees in applied mathematics and engineering physics.

He entered CU full-time in 2004 after completing high school through home-schooling, tutoring, enrichment programs and university classes.

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