Students interested in research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering are invited to apply to the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
Established by Congress in 1986, the Barry 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 the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
In the spring 2022, the Goldwater Foundation will award scholarships to students who will be college juniors or seniors during the 2022-2023 academic year. In order to be considered for an award, students must be nominated by their institution. The nomination period for the 2022 competition opens in September 2021 on the first Tuesday in September.
The submission deadline for all 2022 nominations is by 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on the last Friday in January 2022. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically from the Foundation’s website at https://apply.scholarsapply.org/barrygoldwater.
The scholarship award covers eligible expenses up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Scholarship recipients nominated as sophomores can expect to receive a maximum of two years of support. Scholarship recipients nominated as juniors are eligible for a maximum of one year of support.
To be eligible, a student must be a current full-time sophomore or junior, who is or intends to pursue a baccalaureate degree, has one or two years of full-time undergraduate study remaining, has a B average or equivalent, and is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who will pursue a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Interested sophomores and juniors should contact: Jamie Holley at [email protected].