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 7, 2013:
Please fill out the application online, and submit it to the Scholarship Advising Office.
The Committee on Graduate Fellowships will read your application materials and decide on nominations. You will be informed of your status via email.
Please add (online) the contact information of the recommenders, who will then receive notification of how to fill out the letter online.
The Independent Evaluations of the Nominee should be printed out and sent to Scholarship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Hanover, NH 03755 or HB 6201, or emailed to Scholarship.email@example.com
For more information on recommendation letters, click here.
Nominees will submit the final application online by noon February 1, 2013.
The Scholarship Advising office will submit your signed essay, transcripts and survey form to the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program by the application deadline.
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Last Updated: 1/30/13