The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship provides $7,500 per year for educational expenses to two groups of students—those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors in the 2012–2013 academic year. Applicants must have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The foundation intends to award up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships nationwide. A campus committee selects UT’s nominees before applications are forwarded to the national competition.
College of Natural Sciences :: Preliminary deadline is mid-October of each year. Please contact Melissa Goessling via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 512-471-2606 for more information.
School of Engineering :: The preliminary CSE Goldwater application will be available online beginning October 1st and is due early November each year. Please contact the Engineering Scholarship Program via email at email@example.com or by phone at 512-475-6830 for more information.
University-wide deadline to submit materials to Provost's office: mid-December (note that colleges may choose to set their own internal deadlines before December).
National deadline for Faculty Representative in the Provost's office: late January (note that deadlines posted on the Goldwater website are for the Faculty Representative in the Provost's Office, not for the applicants).
Level of Award
Year of Application
- Be a full-time sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2012–2013 academic year. "Sophomore" is defined as a student who plans two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning September 2012. Sophomore nominees can expect to receive a maximum of two years of support. "Junior" is defined as a student who plans one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning September 2012. Junior nominees can expect to receive a maximum of one year of support.
- GPA of at least "B" (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his or her class.
- U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or, in the case of nominees from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, a United States national.
- Demonstrated potential for and commitment to a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
- Outstanding academic performance.
- A campus committee selects UT’s nominees before applications are forwarded to the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
- Students must apply through their respective college, see information above. Final applications are submitted to the Goldwater Foundation via the Office of the Provost.