Established by Congress in 1986 to foster and encourage excellence in science and mathematics, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation operates an educational scholarship program designed to provide opportunities for American undergraduate students with excellent academic records and outstanding potential. Goldwater Scholarships support study in the fields of mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences as preparation for careers in these areas. The Foundation will award up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships to students who will be college Juniors or Seniors. Awards are made on the basis of merit.
Each award covers eligible expenses, including tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Goldwater Scholars are eligible for one or two years of support.
Eligible are current full-time Sophomores and Juniors who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, engineering or the natural sciences. It is expected that Goldwater Scholars will pursue advanced degrees. Candidates who intend to study medicine are eligible if they plan a career in research rather than a career in private medical practice.
Applicants must have a college grade point average of at least "B", rank in the top quarter of their class, and must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or U.S. nationals. In selecting the award recipients, the candidate's field of study and career objectives will be considered, as will the extent to which the candidate has demonstrated the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field. Financial need is not a criterion for selection.
Other RestrictionsApplicant must demonstrate high academic achievement and seriousness of purpose in the health professions field.
Barry Goldwater/Excellence in Education Foundation
Barry M. Goldwater Foundation
6225 Brandon Avenue
Springfield, VA 22150-2519