Established by legislation in 1986, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship encourages students to pursue careers in the natural sciences (Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Physics), Mathematics and Engineering. Each scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Current juniors are eligible for one year of support; current sophomores are eligible for two years of support.
Goldwater Undergraduate Scholarship
- Visit this Arts & Science webpage
- Campus Representative
- Jo Ann Tracy
- Receive a nomination by his/her accredited institution
- Be a current full-time sophomore or junior
- Intend to pursue a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
- Have at least a 3.000 GPA and be in the upper fourth of his/her class
- Be a United States Citizen, resident alien or U.S. national
Successful nominees have had College GPAs of 3.900 or higher.
The Goldwater Foundation does NOT accept direct student applications for this award. Students must complete the pre-application https://goldwaterscholarship.gov/ to begin the application process. Once the pre-application is submitted the campus representative will reach out to the applicant for an interview. The pre-application must be completed in early October.
The College holds an internal competition to select nominees for the national Goldwater competition. The Foundation selects approximately 400 winners each year from all over the United States.
Details available on the College of Arts & Sciences website's Goldwater Scholarship page.