|Eligibility||Sophomores and Juniors interested in research careers in math, science, or engineering|
Authorized by Congress in 1986, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation honors Barry M. Goldwater, who served the United States for 56 years as a soldier and legislator, including 30 years as a U.S. Senator advocating science education. Outstanding sophomores and juniors with excellent academic records, experience in and/or an intense commitment to research, and demonstrated potential for careers in mathematics and the natural sciences are invited to apply.
Candidates must intend to pursue a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering; students interested in medicine are only eligible if they plan to pursue a research career rather than a clinical one; they must be a sophomore or a junior during the year of nomination; they must have at least a “B” average and be in the upper fourth of their class; and they must be a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or a U.S. national. Candidates are evaluated on their demonstrated potential for and commitment to a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering, and outstanding academic performance.
Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
Brown is invited to nominate four candidates; thus, we hold an internal competition for all interested students. Applicants must submit a complete application by the campus deadline. We require one copy of the following:
- The nominee information form that includes basic information, lists of activities, and answers to several essay questions
- Nominee essay
- Three letters of recommendation NOTE: Applicants should
not upload their applications nor should referees submit their letters
of recommendation through the Goldwater on-line application system until
the internal selection process is complete and Brown’s four nominees
for the award have been identified. Referees can submit their letters via email to Linda_Sutherland@brown.edu. Please have letters addressed to Linda Dunleavy, Associate Dean of the College for Fellowships.
- Official Brown University transcript
- Official transcripts from other institutions attended including high school (if possible)
All application materials (except for official transcript) can be sent electronically to Linda_Sutherland@brown,edu, delivered to University Hall Suite 213 or sent to:
Fellowship Program Coordinator
1 Prospect Street, Box 1828, Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
- William Allen, '12
- Kate Alexander, '12
- Andrew O'Shea Furnas, '12
- Julia Noelle Beamesderfer, '09
- David Renshaw Hansen, '10
- David Taylor Jackson, '08
- Laura Susan Peterson, '08