The BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP is designed to attract outstanding students into research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

The scholarship covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year. For additional information and access to the student profile and pre-application (required for the nomination process) visit: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org

To be considered for nomination, a student must:

  • A current sophomore or junior
  • Have an average of at least B or the equivalent (and competitive applicants typically have GPAs of 3.7 and higher).
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Demonstrated research experience is also important for a competitive application. Students planning an MD/PhD program must be focused on research.

To apply for nomination, Middlebury sophomores and juniors MUST complete the Goldwater pre-application by Nov 10 at noon. Middlebury nominees will be selected in November. For full nomination instructions, see go.middlebury.edu/goldwater 

Questions? Contact Dean Lisa Gates at fellowships@middlebury.edu .