The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation will award up to $7500/year to undergraduate science and mathematics students for their last one to two years of undergraduate study. There are two-year scholarships for those who will be juniors in 2018-19, and one-year scholarships for those who will be seniors. Applicants must be full-time sophomores or juniors during 2017-18; be planning a research career in science, mathematics, or engineering; have at least a 3.0 GPA; and be a US citizen, resident alien, or US national. About 300 scholarships are granted per year nationwide. The application process has three steps. First, students pre-apply on the Goldwater Scholarship website, and the pre-applications are screened for eligibility by the campus representative. Second, full applications are evaluated within a UAF review process. Third, up to 4 students will be officially nominated for the the national Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation competition. The UAF faculty representative is responsible for leading the within-UAF review, nominating students to Goldwater, and sending in all supporting documents, so applicants should stay in contact with the faculty representative throughout the application process.