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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Syracuse University students interested in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering are invited to apply to the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

Established by Congress in 1986, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation operates an educational scholarship program designed to provide opportunities for outstanding U.S. students with excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in, and potential for, careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.

In April 2010, the Foundation will award scholarships to students who will be college juniors and seniors during the 2010-2011 academic year.  In order to be considered for an award, students must be nominated by Syracuse University.  To be considered for nomination by Syracuse University, potential candidates must submit a preliminary Goldwater Scholarship application and essay, along with a letter of recommendation from their research advisor. 

The deadline for the receipt of the preliminary application is Friday, October 30, 2009.

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 are eligible for a maximum of one year of support.

To be eligible, a student must be a current full-time sophomore or junior and must be pursuing a baccalaureate degree, have a B average or equivalent, stand in the upper fourth of the class, and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national, who will pursue a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Students pursuing careers in secondary education or clinical medicine are not considered strong candidates by the Goldwater Foundation.  Students with experience in undergraduate research projects, however, are especially encouraged to apply.  Additional information can be found on the Goldwater Foundation’s website: www.act.org/goldwater.

Interested sophomores and juniors or their research mentors should contact:

Benjamin Zender
Phone: 315-443-3133
Fax: 315-443-8093 att: Soling Program
eMail-brzender@syr.edu

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