What is the Goldwater Scholarship?
January 10, 2024 at 12:00 PM
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The Foundation is supported by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Fund, which has been established in the Treasury of the United States. Funding for awards and administrative expenses derives from interest on the Trust Fund, invested in U.S. securities. Strong candidates will have:
- have had the opportunity to participate in research, have independently investigated theory, or an issue related to their field of interest
- typically have been awarded internships in research facilities or worked as lab assistants
- have been involved in mathematics/science/engineering related student organizations or employment; have participated early in graduate courses; or have other related accomplishments outside the classroom
- typically be planning to pursue doctoral degrees; those interested in medicine are only eligible if planning to do research; students planning a career in teaching science/math are not strong candidates.
COVID-19 Note: The Goldwater Foundation has made these provisions for changes to students' GPAs and research opportunities due to COVID-19.