Congress established the Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater. 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.

DISCIPLINES SUPPORTED

Mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

AWARD

Each scholarship covers eligible expenses forundergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. The Trustees intend to award up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships annually.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The applicant must:

  • Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Have a college grade-point average of at least "B" (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his or her class.

Applicants must obtain a nomination from the University faculty representative, Dr. Tami Panhuis at tmpanhui@owu.edu.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Sept. 13 and 21, 2011 at 4:30 p.m., Science Center, room 319.

DEADLINES

The deadline for Ohio Wesleyan’s nominating process is in December.

READ MORE

www.act.org/goldwater