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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

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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, careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,500.00 per year for educational expenses to 300 college juniors and seniors. Junior award winners receive two years of aid, seniors receive one year. Most award winners have substantive, supervised undergraduate research experience. Candidates for Goldwater scholarships are nominated by their college or university. The Foundation will not solicit or accept applications directly from candidates but will advise applicants as to the appropriate procedures.

Award / Eligibility Details:

To be eligible, a student must be a current full-time sophomore or junior and must be pursuing a baccalaureate degree, have a B average or equivalent, stand in the upper fourth of the class, and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national, who will pursue a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

Deadline: End of January each year

Academic Level: Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Undergraduate Level Funding

Field of Study: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

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