Barry Goldwater Scholarship Program

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was authorized by Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.

The creation of this program pays tribute to the leadership, courage and vision of Goldwater, and establishes in his name an endowed recognition program to foster and encourage excellence in science and mathematics. 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Limitations


Brandeis University

Amount, Duration of Award

Awards are for up to $7,500 per year (a total of $15,000 awarded to sophomores for their junior and senior years, or $7,500 awarded to juniors for their senior year). Funds are to be used toward tuition, room, board and other fees.

Application Requirements

Dates, Deadlines and Nomination

Past Brandeis Winners, Honorable Mentions


Honorable Mentions