Barry M Goldwater Scholarship Program

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Barry M Goldwater Scholarship Program

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is currently accepting applications for the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship for the academic year 2021-2022. The program accepts matriculated junior or sophomore students currently pursuing a degree in an accredited 2- a year or 4-year institution during the academic year 2020-2021. Interested students are also required to be pursuing a research career in natural Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation understands that higher education can often be a financial burden for students aiming for research careers in S.T.E.M subjects. Costs of tuition, textbooks, commute, and residence can often be a financial burden for many. The scholarship is designed to ease that burden on deserving students so that they can realise their potential to the fullest.

Established in 1986 by the United States Congress, The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation honours the life and work of Senator Barry Goldwater. He served the United States of America as a soldier and a senator for over 56 years. The foundation helps ensure that the United States is never short of highly qualified professionals in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, critical subjects that are the drivers of modern innovation and society. Deserving students are selected based on ability and merit.

Brief Description

Here are more details about the scholarship:

Organisation Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
Educational Level Junior or Sophomore students
Subjects Natural Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering
Amount $7500
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards 450
City Multiple
Nationality U.S Citizen, U.SProtectorate citizen or Permanent Resident
Country United States
Application Deadline Open
Application Fees NA
Requirements Student Questionnaire, Research Essay, Letters of recommendation, Transcripts

Who May Be Eligible?

Interested candidates must meet the requirements below to be eligible for applying:

  • The student must be an enrolled Junior or Sophomore pursuing a degree in an accredited 2-year or 4-year higher education institution during the academic year 2020-2021. Due to COVID-19, Full-time enrollment in such institutions is not a requirement for the academic year 2020-2021. However, for purposes of the 2021 review, an assumption will be made that students will be enrolled full time for the academic year 2021-2022
  • Applying students are required to pursue a research career in Natural Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering.
  • Students must have a college grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Applying student must be a citizen of the U.S.A, a citizen of U.S protectorate, or a permanent resident.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to register online on The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation website and submit a series of documents that are mentioned below. The documents will then be reviewed by a campus representative, who may suggest changes and additions, and help track appropriate references deemed reputable by the foundation. The process of application is considered complete when the assigned campus representative has approved all documents. A list of foundation approved campus representatives can be found here.

Supporting Documents

  • Research Essay: The research essay must encompass the student’s field of focus in sharp detail.  The Details on essay guidelines and expectations can be found here
  • Online questionnaire: A list of the details required can be found here
  •  Transcripts from colleges/universities
  • Three Recommendation Letters
  • Permanent Resident Proof

Benefits

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence Foundation will award 450 scholarships for the academic year 2021-2022. Recipients of the scholarship will receive a maximum annual amount of $7500. Sophomores receiving this scholarship will receive up to $7500 per year for two years. Junior receivers of the scholarship will receive up to $7500 for one year.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by last Friday of January.

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