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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Friday, December 11, 2015


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships


Outstanding UCLA sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering are invited to apply for a Goldwater Scholarship of $7,500 per year


The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation will award up to 300 merit-based educational scholarships to college sophomores and juniors throughout the United States.  Each scholarship will cover eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room & board up to $7,500 annually.  Sophomore level scholarship recipients will be eligible for two years of support and junior level recipients, for one year of support.


You cannot apply directly for a Goldwater Scholarship.  You must first be nominated by UCLA.  In order to be considered for UCLA nomination you must:


  • Be a sophomore or junior pursuing a bachelor's degree on a full-time basis.  “Sophomore" is defined as a student who plans two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning September 2016.  "Junior" is defined as a student who plans one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning September 2016.


  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate field of study that will lead to a career in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering


  • Have an overall college grade point average of at least 3.0


  • Be a U.S. citizen, a resident alien, or a U.S. national


  • To complete and submit nomination materials, please contact the Scholarship Resource Center at src@college.ucla.edu, call us at (310) 206-2875, or stop by in person at 233 Covel Commons. The UCLA Campus Deadline is:


Friday, December 11