University of Vermont
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
2011 Competition

Eligibility Selection Criteria The Application Timeline/Application Procedure Links/Contact Info


Authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1986, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established to address current and future shortages of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers and, today, continues to support the education of outstanding individuals in those fields of study and research.

Goldwater Scholars receive up to $7500/year, during their Junior and/or Senior years, to cover eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board and are selected by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation from a pool of nominees provided by institutions of higher education in the United States. The University of Vermont can nominate up to 4 students each year to compete for this award. For 2011, the Foundation expects to award up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships (from a pool of more than 1500 highly qualified applicants).

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

Selection Criteria
Nominees from will be evaluated by an independent review committee appointed by the Foundation. Nominees must demonstrate outstanding academic performance and the potential for and commitment to a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. In awarding scholarships, the Foundation will also consider the nominee's field of study, career objectives, and their commitment and potential to make signficiant contributions to their field. It is expected that Goldwater Scholars will pursue advanced degrees. Typical fields of study include (but are not limited to): applied science, astronomy, biochemistry, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental science, geology, mathematics, mechanical engineering, microbiology, molecular genetics, neurobiology, physics, and zoology.

The Application
Applicants must complete and submit the following:

Timeline/Application Procedure

Important Links/Contact Information

Last updated on July 13, 2011