Gary GoldWater Scholarship 2018 is aimed at sponsoring College Students in USA to pursue their dreams. The Winner of the Scholarship gets up to $7,500 a year. This covers costs associated with tuition, mandatory fees, books, room and board. The Scholarship was named after a United States Senator Barry Goldwater. who passed away in 1998.
Barry M. Goldwater was born in Phoenix, Arizona January 1, 1909. He attended grade school in Phoenix and at age 13, succeeded in setting up the first commercial radio transmitter in Arizona, KFDA – the 36th station licensed in the U.S. He attended high school at Staunton Military Academy in Virginia where he became an outstanding cadet and student athlete. He played football, ran track, and was captain of the record-setting swim team. After graduation, he enrolled at the University of Arizona.
Level/Field of Study:
The Scholarship is designed for USA Citizens pursuing their undergraduate degree in the following field of Study Fields of Study-Printable PDF
The Scholarship is taken in USA.
Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; a U.S. national for those students nominated by institutions in Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident.
Scholarships of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, mandatory fees, books, room and board. A sophomore who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in each of his/her junior and senior years. A junior who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in his/her senior year.
GoldWater Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
- Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year institution of higher education during the 2017-2018 academic year.
- Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering.
- Have a college grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
- Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; a U.S. national for those students nominated by institutions in Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident.
- A permanent resident nominated for the scholarship must include a letter stating his/her intent to become a U.S. citizen.
- A photocopy of the nominee’s Permanent Resident Card, also known as the Alien Registration Card or Green Card, must also be submitted.
How to Apply for the Scholarship:
A competitive application requires planning, attention to detail, and sufficient time to work with campus individuals who can support the student’s application. All applicants need to plan appropriately.
First Tuesday in September:
Goldwater Online Application Opens
Early September to Late January:
Individual internal campus deadlines are determined by each institution’s Goldwater Campus Representative. Check with the Goldwater Campus Representative on your campus for specific dates.
Last Friday in January:
Goldwater Foundation’s nomination submission deadline (5:00 PM Central Time)
Nomination packets reviewed by independent review committee
Goldwater Foundation Board of Trustees reviews and votes on slate of Scholars and Honorable Mentions
Last Friday in March:
Scholars and Honorable Mentions Announced (11:00 AM Central Time)