Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please check back next year.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry 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 research careers in these fields.


Awards of up to $7,500 per year are given for one or two years of undergraduate study, junior and senior. Approximately 320 scholarships are offered annually.


Competition is open to sophomores and juniors who are US Citizens and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, sciences, or various engineering fields (pre-professional students are not eligible).

Applicants must demonstrate depth of research and academic achievement. The Office of Prestigious Awards prefers students have a GPA of at least 3.7. However, students with extensive research experience with a GPA lower than 3.7 are still encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants should contact the Office of Prestigious Awards:

Morgan Bauer
Director of Office of Prestigious Awards

Deadline: January 11, 2019

Reminder:  To apply please go to