Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Established by congress in 1986 to honor the career of Senator Barry Goldwater, these scholarships encourage promising students to pursue a PhD and a research career in engineering, mathematics or natural science fields.

Eligibility Criteria
National scholarship for students who show outstanding potential for, and plan to pursue, a PhD and research career in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering.
Apply as a sophomore or junior (one or two years of undergraduate study remaining after the application year). Must be a US citizen, national or permanent resident intending to obtain citizenship. Strong applicants have a GPA of 3.8 or above and are engaged in undergraduate research.

How to Apply
Candidates must be nominated by UW-Madison to compete nationally. To be considered for nomination, submit all application materials to the UAA Office by the campus deadline.

Selection Criteria
Selection criteria: academic achievement, progress toward research goals, research essay, and letters of recommendation.

Award Information
The scholarship provides $7,500 for college expenses. UW-Madison may nominate 4 students/year to compete for approximately 300 scholarships. Awards announced spring semester; payment received following fall semester.

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