Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Goldwater Scholarships for Students in Science, Math or Engineering!

Are you a sophomore or junior thinking seriously about graduate study and a research career in science, math or engineering??

GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP - Visit the Goldwater website at: http://www.act.org/goldwater/

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens or Permanent Residents – must be sophomores or juniors in fall 2012 – GPA of 3.8 or higher strongly recommended – Majors in Science, Math and Engineering fields

NOMINATION APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, November 19, 2012
IMPORTANT: All candidates for Goldwater Scholarships must be nominated by their college or university.

Description: The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields.

The awards will be made on the basis of merit to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue graduate study (usually a Ph.D.) in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships are awarded annually. (Important note for pre-med students: Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship ONLY if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private practice.)

Award: 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. Sophomore scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and junior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.

The National Scholarships Office is holding information sessions about the Goldwater Scholarship – Attend a session to learn more!

Tuesday, September 18 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall - RSVP to goldwater@umd.edu
Tuesday, September 18 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall - RSVP to goldwater@umd.edu
Thursday, September 20 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall - RSVP to goldwater@umd.edu
Thursday, September 20 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall - RSVP to goldwater@umd.edu

Sessions will take around 45 minutes. Space is limited, so please let us know by email to goldwater@umd.edu which session you plan to attend. If these times are not possible for you but you are interested in learning more, please let us know by writing to the same address.

The deadline to apply for University of Maryland nomination for the Goldwater Scholarship will be Monday, November 19, 2012. For more information, read the description below and contact us at goldwater@umd.edu