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The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Description

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, established by Congress, honors Senator Barry M. Goldwater's military and government service. The Foundation aims to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers via scholarships to college students intending to pursue careers in these fields. 

Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to maximum value set annually. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year cannot transfer to the succeeding year. Junior-level scholarship recipients may receive a maximum of two years of support, and senior-level scholarship recipients may receive a maximum of one year of 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.

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Eligibility

To be considered for nomination as a Goldwater Scholar, a student must:

  • Full-time sophomore or junior (2016-2017 academic year) pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education. "Sophomore" is defined as a student who plans two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning September 2017. Sophomore nominees can expect a maximum of two years of support. "Junior" is defined as a student who plans one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning September 2017. Junior nominees can expect a maximum of one year of support.
  • Student in two-year colleges who plans to transfer to a baccalaureate program at another institution.
  • Have a college grade-point average of at least "B" (or the equivalent).
  • Be in the upper fourth of the class.
  • Be a US citizen, a US 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 US citizenship and a photocopy of the Permanent Resident Card.

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 Application Process

Nomination

Dartmouth College may nominate up to four students for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Any student wishing to be nominated must complete the pre-application form on the Goldwater website. Fellowship Advising will then review your pre-application. If your pre-application has been approved, you must contact Fellowship Advising immediately to discuss your application and decide on recommenders. You must make sure that the following are submitted to Fellowship Advising by the January 4, 2017 campus

  1. Scholarship & Fellowship Registration Web Form (Submit PRIOR to the Jan. 4 campus deadline)
    This form provides Fellowship Advising with the necessary information to open an application file and communicate with you about the application process and important deadlines and considerations.
  2. Permission Form and Waiver
  3. Two Versions of your Transcript: an official PDF sent to fellowship.advising@dartmouth.edu via email and an official paper copy (in sealed envelope with register's signature--please request it for pick-up by Sandy Hobbs of Fellowship Advising)
  4. Transcripts from other colleges or universities you have attended (NOTE: If your Dartmouth transcript shows a "TR" for study abroad or other courses, you MUST have a separate transcript for those courses. This is true even if the program originated through Dartmouth).
  5. Complete Application with Essay
  6. Three Recommendation Letters (see specifications on recommendation letters below)

 

Please fill out the application online, and submit a PDF of the application and the essay to fellowship.advising@dartmouth.edu.  The Committee on Graduate Fellowships will read your application materials and decide on nominations. You will be informed of your status via email.

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 Recommendation Letters

Once your pre-application has been approved, you must send a list of recommenders to Fellowship Advising ASAP. You also must contact your recommenders directly to ask them to write on your behalf. Once your recommenders list has been approved, Fellowship Advising will contact your recommenders with instructions for letter submission.  For more information on recommendation letters, click here.

For more information on recommendation letters, click here.

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Final Application Submission

Nominees must upload all materials (except for transcript(s) and recommendation letters) to the online application by 8:00am on January 23, 2017.

Fellowship Advising will upload each nominees transcript(s) and letters of recommendation and will submit the online application by January 27, 2017.

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Goldwater Application Schedule

January 4, 2017 Campus Deadline
January 23, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Endorsed Applicant Deadline for online application submission
January 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Final Deadline
March 2017 Goldwater Scholars announced

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Additional Information

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Website

Frequently Asked Questions

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Last Updated: 3/29/17