First internal deadline: December 2, 2016
Second internal deadline: January 23, 2017 
National Deadlines: January 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m. CST (online submission) 

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or, in the case of nominees from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, a United States national. Nominations from permanent residents must include a letter of the nominee's intent to obtain U.S. citizenship and a photocopy of the Permanent Resident Card
  • Sophomore or Junior
  • 3.0 GPA and be in the upper fourth quartile of class

Award summary and conditions: The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. In awarding scholarships, the Foundation Board of Trustees will consider the nominee's field of study and career objectives and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

Whitman preliminary application requirements due in Office of Fellowships and Grants by 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2016:

  • Biographical data
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Essay (1)
  • Reference contacts (3) should you be nominated

Application process: online and hard copy

Application requirements: 

  • Institution Nomination (Whitman's Faculty Rep.)
  • Nominee Application (Student)  
  • Recommendations (3)-student lists three recommenders and their email addresses in their application. The system will then generate an email to each recommender giving them instructions on completing their online recommendation.

Supporting Documents to be sent in hard copy:

  • Essay (1)
  • Transcript(s)

Note: Copy of Permanent Resident card and letter of intent to become U.S. citizen, if nominee's citizenship status is permanent resident.

Faculty Representative: Mark Juhasz

Internal nomination required: Yes; Whitman is allowed to submit up to four nominations.

Contact information: