The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program is a federally-funded fellowship for sophomores and juniors in STEM fields created to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater's military and government service. The Foundation concentrates to offer a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers via scholarships to college students intending to pursue careers in these fields.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
A Student has to be considered for nomination as a Goldwater Scholar, a student must:
Be a full-time sophomore or junior.
Have a college grade-point average of at least "B" (or the equivalent).
Be in the upper fourth of the class.
Be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. permanent resident, or, in the case of nominees from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, a US national. Nominations from permanent residents must include a letter of the nominee's intent to obtain U.S. citizenship and a photocopy of the Permanent Resident Card.