Goldwater Application Workshop
Learn how to write a winning application for Goldwater
Students interested in a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering are invited to apply to the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Established by Congress in 1986, Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation operates an educational scholarship program designed to provide opportunities for outstanding U.S. students with excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in, and potential for, research careers in STEM fields.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The scholarship covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year. For additional information visit: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org
To be considered for nomination, a student must:
Have one or two years of undergraduate
study left and be pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis. (A current sophomore student in a two-year college who plans to transfer to a baccalaureate program may be nominated.)
Have an average of at least B or the equivalent.
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Have a demonstrated interest in a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
Be nominated by his or her college or university on the official online nomination application provided by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Scholarship recipients nominated as sophomores can expect to receive a maximum of two years of scholarship support.
Scholarship recipients nominated as juniors are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.
HOW TO APPLY
Colleges and universities nominate students for Goldwater Scholarships. Information may be obtained from the designated Goldwater Scholarship Campus Representative* (Dr. April Householder) at your institution.
A distinguished committee of educators; deans; and mathematics, natural science, and engineering faculty members will review the nominee’s credentials and recommend a pool of qualified individuals to the Board of Trustees of the Goldwater Foundation. The Trustees will make the final approval.
Interested students should contact Dr. April Householder, Director of Undergraduate Research and Nationally Competitive Scholarships at firstname.lastname@example.org.