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Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

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Established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, a strong leader, soldier, and statesman, the Foundation fosters excellence in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering by awarding scholarships to upcoming college juniors and seniors pursuing careers in these fields.

Award Details

The scholarship awards a maximum of $7,500 annually toward undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and books. Students entering their junior year are eligible for a maximum of two years support; upcoming seniors are eligible for one year.


Applicant must...

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • demonstrate an interest in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering
  • be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior at the time of application
  • have at least a 3.0 GPA or "B" average, and be ranked among the top 25% of their class
  • be nominated by Fordham University through the Office for Prestigious Fellowships

Additional Notes

Students studying medicine are eligible only if they intend to pursue research careers.

Applicants must be endorsed by the university, and the university may nominate only four students per year.

The most competitive candidates will have high GPAs (3.8 and above). Candidates should demonstrate outstanding potential to make significant contributions to their fields.


External deadline: January 31, 2014

Campus deadline: December 2013

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