September 05, 2020

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

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 research careers in these fields and demonstrate passion for research.

Through the Congressional Memorial to Senator Barry Goldwater, these scholarships were created to encourage outstanding students who demonstrate passion for research to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. The Goldwater Scholarship provides two years of funding to juniors or one year to seniors pursuing careers in research.

Eligibility: The College can nominate up to four students each year. Sophomores or juniors who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents intending to become citizens, who have a 3.0 or higher and are in the top quarter of their class may seek nomination. Past Lewis & Clark nominees have all had a GPA of 3.8 or higher as well as research experience.

Selection Process: Applicants must develop a research proposal. The application also includes a questionnaire, three letters of recommendation, and a transcript. The written materials are evaluated by a state committee (for the applicant’s state of legal residence), which designates finalists, with final selections made by the Goldwater Board of Trustees.

Deadline: Application opens in early September and will be due on last Friday in January.

Faculty Representative: Louis Kuo, Department of Chemistry