Description: The purpose of the Barry M.
Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, as
stated in the enabling legislation, is to alleviate a critical
current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists,
mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the
purpose, in today's terms, is to provide a continuing source of
highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and
Qualifications: Be a full-time, matriculated
sophomore or junior pursuing a degree in mathematics, the natural
sciences or engineering. Have a college grade-point average of at
least "B" (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his/her
Be a United States citizen, a permanent resident, or national.
Students need an endorsement from the University.
Award: Each scholarship covers eligible
expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and
board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.
Deadline: February 1, 2013 (2014 deadline has
not yet been released)