Student Fellowships & Awards

The Center for Life Beyond Reed, Division of Student Services

Goldwater (Barry M. Goldwater) Scholarship

Internal Deadline: November 12, 2015
Liaison: Julie Fry

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The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was created in 1986 to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually - to be used during your following year as an undergraduate.


Fall sophomores and juniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in math, the natural sciences, or engineering; "upper 25% of class", U.S. citizen or resident alien. Students who plan to study medicine are eligible ONLY if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private practice.

Selection Criteria

The Fellowships and Awards Committee may nominate up to four students. Following submittal of the applications, an independent review committee appointed by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation will evaluate all valid nominations and recommend the most outstanding nominees from each state for consideration by the Foundation Board of Trustees.

Nominees are evaluated on demonstrated potential for and commitment to a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and outstanding academic performance.

From among the candidates recommended by the independent review committee, the Board of Trustees will name up to 300 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. The number of scholarships to be awarded per state will depend on the number and qualifications of the nominees from the 53 jurisdictions.

Application Procedure

Interested students should use this form to request an internal application.  Contact Michelle Johnson with any questions.