Five Brigham Young University students have been awarded National Science Foundation fellowships.

"This is the most prestigious fellowship in the country that's available to students in the sciences," said S. Neil Rasband, associate dean of honors and general education. All five are enrolled in the Honors Program.Winners of the fellowships, which provide more than $12,000 a year for three years and free tuition to support students as they pursue graduate studies, are Randall E. Bolick, a senior in zoology from Provo who plans to study marine biology at the University of California-San Diego; Russell Lewis Daines, a graduate student in mechanical engineering from Salt Lake City who will study at Pennsylvania State University; Brigitte Condie Madrian of Provo, who will graduate in April with both bachelor's and master's degrees in economics and who plans to continue her studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; D. Nathan Sheets, a senior in economics from Mesa, Ariz., who also plans to study at M.I.T.; and David Allen Spellman, a senior in computer science from Houston, Texas, who plans to study at the University of Southern California.