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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Program

  • Website Address
  • https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/yybull.php
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Address
  • 6225 Brandon Ave.
  • Suite 315
  • Springfield , VA 22150
  • Email Address
  • goldwater@scholarshipamerica.org
  • Application Deadline
  • January 29, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • 250
  • Maximum Amount
  • $15,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • The prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.

    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 research careers in these fields.

    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 (4 semesters) of scholarship support, and senior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year (2 semesters) of scholarship support.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. "Sophomore" is defined as a student who has two more years (4 semesters) of full-time undergraduate study beginning September. Sophomore scholars can expect to receive a maximum of two years (4 semesters) of support. Students in two-year colleges who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program at another institution may be nominated. "Junior" is defined as a student who has one more year (2 semesters) of full-time undergraduate study beginning September. Junior scholars can expect to receive a maximum of one year (2 semesters) of support.
    -Have a college GPA of at least a "B"/ 3.0 GPA and be in the upper fourth percentile of his/her class
    -Be a United States citizen, a permanent resident, or, in the case of students nominated from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, a U.S. national

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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