The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was authorized by the United States Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
The awards are made on the basis of merit to two groups of students — those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors in the 2019-20 academic year — who have outstanding potential for and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. 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.
Internal: The campus selection process begins in October. Contact Professor Wade Powell for more information.
External: Late January.
Learn more about the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship at the above webpage, by visiting the Office of National Fellowships & Scholarships or by contacting the faculty liaison.