The Barry Goldwater scholarship is awarded nationally to students who demonstrate outstanding research potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. UCR is one of the top producing schools in the UC System.
Minimum GPA: 3.7
Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors
Campus Deadline: First Monday in January
*Requires Campus Interview to earn endorsement. Successful candidates begin application 2 quarters in advance of deadline.
National Deadline: Last Friday in January (check program website for specific dates)
The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private practice. Applicants should have a strong commitment to research and be able to articulate specific research questions to which they intend to devote their professional life. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board.
The full application, including letters of recommendation, is due by the campus deadline. Campus interviews will determine award finalists. UCR may nominate up to four students to compete for the national scholarship.
Review ALL guidelines, FAQs, and instructions on the Goldwater website: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/ Attend Goldwater Information Session during the fall quarter. Schedule an appointment with the Director of Student Engagement to discuss qualifications and fit for award. email@example.com Submit application by campus deadline.
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