Submit a completed on-line application that includes the following: Three letters of recommendation. Typical fields of study include, but are not limited to, applied science, astronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, entomology, environmental science, genetics, geology, mathematics, microbiology, neurobiology, physics, zoology, and all fields of engineering. As the result of a partnership with the Department of Defense National Defense Education Programs (NDEP), Mrs. Peggy Goldwater Clay, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, announced that the Trustees of the Goldwater Board have increased the number of Goldwater scholarships it has awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year to 396 college students from across the United States. For the next three years upward of 450 Goldwater Scholarships will be awarded nationwide; UC Berkeley can nominate four students for the award. “As it is vitally important that the Nation ensures that it has the scientific talent it needs to maintain its global competitiveness and security, we saw partnering with the Goldwater Foundation as a way to help ensure the U.S. is developing this talent,” said Dr. Jagadeesh Pamulapati, Director of the NDEP program, as he explained the partnership. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. (For non-U.S. Citizens)Copy of the nominee's Permanent Resident card, if nominee's citizenship status is a permanent resident. The UC Berkeley selection committee will select the university's nominees based on the above application materials and criteria.

Changes that COVID-19 has caused include limited or curtailed access to traditional on- and off-campus laboratory or field-based research experiences, modified course delivery, alterations to grading schemes, and health and economic issues faced by the students, their families, and communities. The purpose of the award is to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers and advanced degrees in these fields.

Today, Goldwater alumni can be found conducting research that is helping defend the Nation, finding cures for catastrophic diseases and teaching future generations of scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Those who have served as mentors for you on a research project are among your mo… The Goldwater Scholarship Foundation looks forward during its 2021 competition to selecting students who have the potential to become tomorrow’s research leaders. At least two of your letters should come from individuals who can discuss your potential for a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering and one may simply discuss your overall potential. After your research mentors, letters from faculty who know you well from your science, math or engineering classes are also among your strongest letters.

A research essay 4. The other question, to be completed by the campus representative, will ask how the institution responded to the pandemic, asking for information on how grades were handled, how long laboratories and field experiences were closed to undergraduates at the institution, and relevant information that is unique to the student’s individual challenges during the COVID-19 response or other hardships. Read More... 2020 Goldwater Scholars by Legal State of Residence, Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation, 2021 CUR Goldwater Scholar Faculty Mentor Award – 2021 Call for Nominations, Steven J. Miller Selected as 2020 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee, History of Supporting Outstanding Scholars, Letter Format and Submission Requirements, 2020 Scholars by Legal State of Residence, 2019 Goldwater Scholars by Institution State, 2019 Scholars by State of Legal Residence, 2018 Scholars by State of Legal Residence, 2017 Scholars by State of Legal Residence, 2018 Honorable Mentions by State of Legal Residence, 2018 Honorable Mentions by Institution State, 2017 Honorable Mentions by Institution State, 2017 Honorable Mentions by State of Legal Residence.

Students are encouraged to participate in any faculty-mentored research experiences that are still open to them, including literature reviews, design of experimental protocols, analysis of existing data sets, computational studies, and writing research proposals. • The Foundation will, for selection purposes, instruct its readers to minimize the negative impacts of COVID-19 or subsequent changes to grading policies (pass/fail, letter grade, dropped courses, etc.) However, we see this as an opportunity to help students understand that research does not just exist within a traditional research laboratory, but that research encompasses all the steps that create and disseminate new knowledge. How will the 2021 Goldwater nomination packet differ from past application packets? It should be remembered that grades are not a principal selection criterion for Goldwater Scholars. 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation At this time, we anticipate adding two questions to the overall application packet. All the above examples can be used by students to develop their research essays and be reported in the research project section of the application. A completed on-line application 3. As the landscape for universities and colleges has changed, we recognize that the applications submitted for the 2021 Goldwater competition will differ in character from those submitted in previous competitions. Over its 30-year history, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to thousands of undergraduates, many of whom have gone on to win other prestigious awards like the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship, Rhodes Scholarship, Churchill Scholarship and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship that support our Scholars’ graduate school work. The Goldwater Scholarship Foundation looks forward to selecting the 2021 scholarship recipients and appreciates the work that is undertaken by research advisors and campuses to nurture the next generation of research leaders. In the past, these experiences have been used as the basis of the Goldwater research essay. Three letters of recommendation. The Foundation understands these are unusual and difficult times and plans to be as flexible as possible in its 2021 nomination review. What research expectations will there be in the 2021 Goldwater scholarship competition? By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields. How will the Goldwater program use grades in academic terms impacted by COVID-19? We anticipate that there will be students who use this opportunity to pursue independent research e.g., a student who is developing a data-driven website that tracks global COVID cases to study the impact of travel restrictions or the student who is investigating the efficacy of novel cleaning methods for N95 masks. For more information, contact Alicia Hayes. on a student’s academic performance during COVID-19 affected terms. All applicants must first schedule an appointment withAlicia Hayesthe Goldwater Campus Representative 2. The Foundation will, for selection purposes, continue to instruct its readers to review the applications holistically and to consider the impact of COVID-19 on the application materials. The dissemination of this work in virtual or online conferences is a recognized milestone in students’ scholarly development. Intend to pursue a research career in natural sciences, mathematics or engineering.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship provides $7,500 per year for educational expenses to sophomores and juniors majoring in math, science, and engineering. Click here to Apply for Goldwater Scholarship.

• When reporting their GPA, a student will have the option to submit their cumulative GPA calculated as of the end of the fall 2019 academic term or they may report their GPA at the end of either the spring 2020 or fall 2020 terms as long as their GPA meets the program’s GPA eligibility requirement (GPA > 3.0). The program accepts matriculated junior or sophomore students currently pursuing a degree in an accredited 2- a year or 4-year institution during the academic year 2020-2021. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is currently accepting applications for the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship for the academic year 2021-2022.