Academic Fellowships

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to sophomores and juniors interested in a career in scientific, mathematical, and engineering research. The scholarship is designed to find and fund undergraduates with the potential to advance the study of natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering in the United States. 

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  • Sophomore or Junior
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must have a strong commitment to pursuing a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering
  • Must display intellectual intensity in the sciences, mathematics, or engineering
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must have the potential for significant future contribution to research in their chosen field
  • Applicants should have research experience beyond classroom lab and lectures. If you have contributed to a professor's or graduate student's research project in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering, please consider applying. 

Application Timeline

  • Campus Deadline: November 15, 2023
  • National Deadline: January 2024


  • Up to $7,500 in scholarship funding per academic year. 
  • Awarded sophomores can receive up to two years of funding. 
  • Awarded juniors can receive one full year of funding.