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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: ~3.85
  • 1 research experience for sophomores, 2 for juniors.

Contacts

Honors Program Director

Application Process

  • Application
  • Personal Essay on chosen career
  • 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/ 

Past CU Winners and Where They Are Now  

2012

Martin LaFleur - Biomolecuar Science, Senior
Nicholas Restaino - Chemical Engineering, Senior

2011

Devon Jedamski - Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, Senior
Jeevaka Somartna - Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne 
Guangtao (Taotao) Zhang - Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics & Stastics, MIT

2010
Katelynn Wilton - Computer Science & Biology & Premed, Mayo Clinic

2009
Eleanor Davis - Applied Math & Statistics, University of Texas
Kelsie Timbie - Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia
Andrew Davis - Honorable Mention, Mathematics, MIT

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

2007
Jeffrey Ward - Math & Computer Science, National Security Administration
 
2006
Samuel Gorton  - Chemical Engineering, Master/Ph.D. student at University of Vermont
Niall Mangan - Bio/Physics, Ph.D. student at Harvard University
Christy Petruczok - Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. student at MIT

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

2004
Keith Jackson - Aeronautical Engineering, Raytheon

2003
Nadeeka Yapa - Electrical Engineering, Raytheon
Ryan Turner- Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. student; Cal Tech

2002
Thomas Hooper - Mechanical Engineering, Knolls Atomic Power Labs, Nuclear Operations Program

2001
Kirsten Griffiths - Chemistry, Ph.D, University of Georgetown Law School

2000
Michael Moravan - Chemistry, MD/Ph.D. at University of Rochester