Barry Goldwater Scholarship Nomination Process
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.
To be eligible for nomination for a Goldwater Scholarship, a student must:
- Be a full-time1 matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year institution of higher education during the 2020-2021 academic year
- Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering
- Have a college grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
- Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; a U.S. national for those students nominated by institutions in Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident. A permanent resident must submit a photocopy of their Permanent Resident Card, also known as the Green Card.
Student submitting this application at PCC will be applying for the chance to be one of 4 official nominees that our college can make to this very prestigious scholarship. To be clear, you are applying for an opportunity to be a nominee – not an actual scholarship given at PCC. Students wishing to consider this opportunity will complete this internal application and the selection committee will select PCC “finalists” to complete the Goldwater Application. If you have any questions about this please email email@example.com