The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Junior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and senior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.
The Trustees intend to award up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships. The number of scholarships to be awarded per state will depend on the number and qualifications of the nominees from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and, considered as a single entity, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
To be considered for nomination as a Goldwater Scholar, a student must:
Dartmouth College may nominate up to four current sophomores or juniors for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Any student wishing to be nominated must download the nomination materials from the Goldwater website and submit the following to the Scholarship Advising office by the campus deadline of January 5, 2015:
Please fill out the application online, and submit a PDF of the application and the essay to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Committee on Graduate Fellowships will read your application materials and decide on nominations. You will be informed of your status via email.
For the campus review, please ask your letter writers to send a scanned copy of the letter of recommendation on letterhead with a signature by email to Scholarship.Advising@dartmouth.edu.
In your online application, please add the contact information of your three recommenders, who will each receive notification on how to submit the letter of recommendation online. The Dartmouth deadline for all three letters to be submitted online by the recommenders is January 20, 2015.
For more information on recommendation letters, click here.
Nominees will submit the final application online by January 20, 2015.
Scholarship Advising will officially submit the online application by January 30, 2015. The Scholarship Advising office will mail your signed essay and transcript to the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program by the deadline of February 2, 2015.
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Last Updated: 12/8/14