Working in the Genome Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Miranda Kim '06, Goldwater Scholar 2005-06 

Purpose: The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was authorized by the United States Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. 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 Goldwater Scholarship is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals in fields of science, math, and engineering.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must be full-time matriculated sophomores or juniors with a college grade-point average of at least "B" (or the equivalent).

Nominees for Goldwater Scholarships must include in their nomination materials a statement of interest in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering, detailing how their academic program and their overall educational plans will prepare them for their chosen career goal. It is expected that students selected as scholars will pursue advanced degrees.

Award amount and conditions: 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.

Number offered: Up to 300 per year. Amherst can nominate 4 candidates.

Deadline: Preliminary applications are due in the Office of Fellowships early in November (see Deadlines and Events).

Application materials: Preliminary application forms will be available on this website in the early fall of the academic year you wish to apply (see How to Apply).

Official website address: www.act.org/goldwater

For more information:

Denise Gagnon
Director of Fellowship Advising
413-542-2536 Fax: 413-542-8555
The Office is located in
212 Converse Hall.

The mailing address is:
Office of Fellowships
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002

Converse Hall

Office of Fellowships
213 Converse Hall
Amherst College
Amherst, MA  01002

Fax. 413-542-8555

Denise Murphy Gagnon
Director of Fellowship Advising

Suzanne Fogel Spencer
Fellowships Coordinator