October 3, 2011

2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Established by Congress in 1986, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation provides awards to outstanding U.S. students with excellent academic records who have demonstrated interest in, and potential for, careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. In the spring of 2012, the Foundation will award scholarships to students who will be college juniors or seniors during the 2012-2013 academic year. Competition for this award is very competitive. In order to be considered, students must be nominated by their institution.

The scholarship award covers eligible expenses up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Junior scholarship recipients can expect to receive a maximum of two years of support. Senior scholarship recipients will receive a maximum of one year of support.

To be eligible, a student must be a current full-time sophomore or junior pursuing a baccalaureate degree; have a B average or equivalent; stand in the upper fourth of the class; be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national; and will pursue a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Please see the Foundation website for more information.

Students who would like to be nominated by JCU will submit a letter outlining their qualifications for this award, as well as their future plans. Students will also identify a faculty member who is willing to help them with the application. The letters must be received by Monday, October 17, at 5 p.m.

Applications are to be sent to:
Dr. Peter Kvidera
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Goldwater Scholarship Representative
AD B101
John Carroll University
University Heights, OH 44118

For additional information, please contact Kvidera at pkvidera@jcu.edu.