The Goldwater Scholarship is the country’s most prestigious award for undergraduate science students. Established by Congress in 1986, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation provides scholarships to undergraduate students for study in mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences. Students must apply through their college or university, and Eckerd College may nominate up to four sophomores and juniors to compete in the national competition for awards to be used in the junior and senior years. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board for up to $7500 per year. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, nationals or resident aliens who expect to pursue advanced degrees. Students who intend to study medicine are eligible only if they plan a career in research rather than in private medical practice. Goldwater winners typically have outstanding academic records and significant previous research experience.
Graduate Fellowship Advisor
Information for students interested in being nominated:
Applying through Eckerd