Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship


The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, founded by Congress in 1986, administers an educational scholarship program designed to provide opportunities for outstanding U.S. students with excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in, and potential for, careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.


To be eligible, a student must be a current full-time sophomore or junior and must be pursuing a baccalaureate degree, have a B average, stand in the upper fourth of the class, and be a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or U.S. national who will pursue a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Students pursuing careers in secondary education or clinical medicine are not considered strong candidates by the Goldwater Foundation. Students with experience in undergraduate research projects, however, are especially encouraged to apply.

Students must be nominated by their school's Goldwater Faculty Representative.


Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Junior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and senior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support. Scholars may opt to study abroad, but their Goldwater funding will be based on their U.S. institution's budget.

Application Information and Deadline:  

To apply for a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, students must be nominated by their institution's Goldwater Faculty Representative. The 2009 Goldwater Scholarship Application will be an online electronically submitted application and cannot be directly submitted by the student. The application can only be submitted by the Goldwater Faculty Representative.

Institution's designated Goldwater Faculty Representative must electronically submit their completed online application(s) for the Goldwater Scholarship by January 29, 2010, 5:00 p.m. central time. Faculty representatives may establish an internal deadline prior to January 29 for all nominees to have their application completed. Nominations not electronically submitted by 5:00 p.m. central time on January 29, 2010, will not be considered.


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