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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Summary of Award

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. About 300 are awarded annually by the federally endowed Goldwater Foundation.

Amount

Maximum of $7,500 annually for tuition, fees, books, and room and board.  Junior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support.  Senior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.  Monies not used during one academic year are not transferrable to the succeeding academic year.

Eligibility

  • Major: Science, mathematics, and engineering majors with research experience. (Includes medical research)
  • GPA: 3.70 or above.

Contacts

Honors Program Director

Application Process

  • On-line Application
  • 3 page Research Essay 
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • High school/college transcripts

See scholarship website for due date of application and supporting documents.

Link to Scholarship Homepage

http://www.act.org/goldwater/ 

Clarkson's Goldwater Scholars

This year, 2017, is the 17th consecutive year that Clarkson Honors Program students have received Goldwater Scholarships. Including this year’s scholar, 35 Clarkson University students have received this highly coveted award since the scholarships were established in 1986 and ten have received Honorable Mention since this recognition was introduced in 2006.

No college or university in New York has had more Goldwater Scholars in the past three years than Clarkson University. Of more than 4,000 institutions nationwide, Clarkson is in the top one percent for the number of Goldwater Scholars in the past five years.    

2016      
Kaitlyn Dunn '17, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Xulan Deng '18, Biomolecular Science and Chemistry
Louis DeRidder '18, Chemical Engineering (Honorable Mention)

2015      
Michael Lee '16, Aeronautical Engineering, PhD Aeronautical Engineering, Duke University
Brittany Snyder ’16, Biomolecular Science (Honorable Mention), PhD Biochemistry, Duke University
Tyler Hitchman ‘16, Biomolecular Science (Honorable Mention), PhD Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Kaitlin Dunn '17, Physics and Electrical Engineering (Honorable Mention)

2014      
Ruisheng Wang, Mechanical Engineering, PhD Bioengineering, Cornell University
Mason Sutorius, Mechanical Engineering (Honorable Mention), PhD Robotics, University of Michigan
Jeffrey Smith, Physics & Math (Honorable Mention), PhD Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Notre Dame

2013     
Yarong Lin, Chemical Engineering/Applied Math & Statistics, PhD Columbia University
Pinguang Yang, Biomolecular Sciences/Applied Math & Statistics, MD/PhD Hofsra Medical School
Kyle Hancock, Chemical Engineering (Honorable Mention), Process Technician, Tokyo Electron

2012     
Martin LaFleur, Biomolecular Sciences, PhD  Harvard
Nicholas Restaino, Chemical Engineering, PhD University of Pennsylvania

2011     
Devon Jedamski, Aeronautical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering, PhD Aerospace Engineering, MIT
Jeevaka Somaratna, Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering, ME University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne
Guangtao Zhang, Mechanical Engineering/Applied Math and Statistics, PhD MIT
Kenneth Yancey, Chemistry, PhD Chemistry, Cornell University (Honorable Mention)

2010     
Katelynn Wilton, Computer Science/Biology/Premed, MD/PhD Mayo Medical School
Tyler Martin, Chemical Engineering, PhD University of Colorado-Boulder (Honorable Mention)

2009     
Eleanor Davis, Applied Math/Statistics, University of Texas
Kelsie Timbie, Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia
Andrew Davis, Applied Math/Statistics, MIT (Honorable Mention)

2008   
Ryan Watkins, Aeronautical Engineering, University of Michigan
Sayuri Yapa, Mechanical Engineering, PhD Stanford University

2007      
Jeffrey Ward, Math/Computer Science, National Security Administration

2006   
Samuel Gorton, Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. University of Vermont
Niall Mangan, Biology/Physics, Ph.D. Harvard University
Christy Petruczok, Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. MIT

2005   
Andrew Bingham, Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering, Jet Propulsion Lab
Norman Marshall, Chemistry, PhD University of Chicago

2004   
Keith Jackson, Aeronautical Engineering, Raytheon

2003   
Nadeeka Yapa, Electrical Engineering, Raytheon
Ryan Turner, Chemical Engineering, PhD Cal Tech

2002   
Thomas Hooper, Mechanical Engineering, Knolls Atomic Power Labs

2001   
Kirsten Griffiths, Chemistry, PhD, UCLA and JD Georgetown Law School
David A. Young, Aeronautical Engineering, Physics, Ph.D.

2000   
Michael Moravan, Chemistry, MD/PhD University of Rochester

1997   
David A. Steele, Physics/Mathematics

1995   
Long T. Nguyen, Mathematics

1994   
Jason Riordan, Physics

1989   
David Owen, Chemistry