There will be a Goldwater Scholarship Information Session in the fall. The details will be announced here.
Up to 300 students in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering who will be juniors and seniors in the 2013-2014 academic year will be selected for scholarships of up to $7500/year by the Barry M. Goldwater Foundation. Applicants must be nominated by their institutions.
The deadline for application to the University of Michigan Science Scholarship Committee will be November 15, 2012.
Applicants are evaluated on:
- Demonstrated potential for and commitment to a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering
- Outstanding academic performance
- Strength of recommendations
Most successful candidates have a GPA of 3.8 or better and some research or practical experience in their fields.
The bulk of the application is online. You can begin an application by going to www.act.org/goldwater and signing up. In addition to the online form, you should provide transcripts from all non-UM work at the college level, three letters of recommendation, and your essay. After nominations are made, recommendation letters will be uploaded to the Goldwater site, but, for the UM screening process, it would be best to have them emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org since they cannot be changed or updated once they are uploaded.
Any hard copy materials should be sent to: UM Science Scholarship Committee, LSA Honors, 1330 Mason Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1027.
Refer to the Goldwater web page for information about eligibility, appropriate fields of study, and application forms. If you have any other questions or would like to discuss the application process, contact email@example.com. 734.764.6274).