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Scholarships and Fellowships:

Goldwater Scholarship


Deadline: 2017-12-01 (UVa Internal)

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. 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 careers in these fields.


Outstanding record and a concentration in natural science, mathematics, or engineering. Candidates must be in their second or third year of full-time study and must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.




Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Junior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and senior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.

Application Process

Candidates must be nominated by the University. To be considered for nomination students must complete the on-line application and submit all required supplemental paperwork (transcripts, etc.) by the December internal competition deadline.

Learn More

For more information, please contact Professor Michael Timko, Department of Biology,