Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Information for WFU Undergraduate Students

(Abstracted from Foundation Web Page)

The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today's terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research.

The Foundation will award undergraduate scholarships to outstanding students, to be known as Barry M. Goldwater Scholars, in the spring of 2009 for use during the 2009-2010 academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students--those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors in the 2009-2010 academic year who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Wake Forest University is eligible to nominate up to four students who are in the sophomore or junior class during the 2008-2009 academic year To be considered, a student must be nominated by the faculty representatives at WFU using the official online nomination process on the Foundation's website. Deadline for the full application is January 30, 2009

Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Junior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and senior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.

Please contact Tom Phillips in B207 Tribble Hall (758-5180) or Natalie Holzwarth in Olin Physical Laboratory (758-5510) if you have any questions about the scholarship and let us know by Dec. 1 2008 that you intend to apply. We will choose the 4 strongest potential applicants and possibly one alternate to prepare the full application materials.