The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is pleased to announce Goldwater Scholarship program to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The purpose of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Goldwater Scholarship of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, fees, books, room, and board.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate.
Goldwater Scholarship Eligibility:
- Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 4-year or 2-year institution of higher education during the 2016-2017 academic year
Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering
- Have a college grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia, U.S. national for those students nominated from Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a permanent resident
- A permanent resident nominated for the scholarship must include a letter stating his/her intent to become a U.S. citizen. A photocopy of the nominee’s Permanent Resident Card, also known as the Alien Registration Card or Green Card, must also be submitted.
How to Apply for Goldwater Scholarship:
For applying the scholarship, the candidates must register themselves. The link is:
Goldwater Scholarship Supporting Documents:
- Submit an essay. Your essay is one area of the application where you will be able to demonstrate these characteristics. The strongest essays students submit are based on a prior research project
- Three letters of Recommendation
- Transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have attended
- If your citizenship status is the permanent resident, you must upload a copy of your Permanent Resident Card and a Letter of Intent to become a U.S. citizen to the online Goldwater nomination site
Goldwater Scholarship Award Amount:
- Scholarships of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, fees, books, room, and board. A sophomore who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in each of his/her junior and senior years. A junior who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in his/her senior year.
- Students who are nominated who do not receive a scholarship but who show exceptional promise may receive an Honorable Mention. These students do not receive financial support.
Goldwater Scholarship Application Deadline:
Goldwater Online Application Opens on first Tuesday in September and ends on Last Friday in January (5:00 PM Central Time).
Link for More Information:
For help, call or email the Goldwater Help Desk at (507) 931-8335 or goldwater-at-scholarshipamerica.org