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Established by Congress in 1986, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program is designed to attract outstanding students into careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
To be considered for nomination, a student must:
- Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
- Have a college grade-point average of at least "B" (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his or her class.
- Be a United States citizen, a permanent resident, or, in the case of students nominated from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, a United States national. Nominations from permanent residents must include a letter of the nominated student's intent to obtain U.S. citizenship and a photocopy of the Permanent Resident Card (also known as the Alien Registration Card or Green Card).
- Preferred are students who have already been engaged in research or have some ideas about specific problems or areas they would like to investigate via research.
- The Foundation Board of Trustees will consider the nominee's field of study and career objectives and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field.
- Nominees must include in their nomination materials a statement of interest in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering, detailing how their academic program and their overall educational plans will prepare them for their chosen career goal.
- It is expected that students selected as scholars will pursue advanced degrees.
1. CWRU can only nominate up to four candidates each year, so there is an on-campus preliminary screening. Interested applicants must complete the Goldwater Scholarship Preliminary Application.
2. The preliminary applications will be reviewed by CWRU's faculty representative. Students will be contacted as to whether their application has been moved on to the next stage, an interview with the Campus Selection Committee.
3. Following on-campus interviews, up to four applications will be endorsed and nominated by CWRU.
4. Interested applicants should submit the above preliminary application, recommendation letter included, to Dean Amanda McCarthy at email@example.com by the campus deadline of Oct. 31, 2017.
Preference will be for all preliminary application components to be sent in one singular PDF. Recommendation letters can be submitted separately by the letter writer either electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or via U.S./campus mail to the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Case Western Reserve University, 357 Sears Building, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106-7028.
5. If selected for a campus interview, a date/time will be identified based on the applicant’s class schedule and committee availability. Interviews will take place in mid-November. (See schedule below.)
6. If selected as one of four candidates to represented CWRU, candidates will work directly with Dean McCarthy on submission to the national competition.
|Campus deadline (recommendation letter included)||Oct. 31, 2017|
|Interview scheduling||Nov. 1-3, 2017|
|Interview confirmation||Nov. 6, 2017|
|Campus interviews||Nov. 13-17, 2017|
|Selected candidates notified||Dec. 1, 2017|
|Student deadline||Jan. 24, 2018|
|National deadline||Jan. 26, 2018|
Value of the Award
The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year. Junior scholarship recipients can expect to receive a maximum of two years of scholarship support. Senior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
301 Act Drive
PO Box 4030
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030