STEM Majors: Goldwater Information Sessions
The National Scholarship Office will be holding two information sessions about the Goldwater Scholarship on:
The Goldwater Scholarship recognizes students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in these fields.
Competitive Goldwater candidates will be strong students (GPA > 3.7), will already have research experience, and will have a plan for pursuing graduate education that will lead to a career as a research scientist, engineer or mathematician.
Since 2007, nine VCU undergraduates have been selected as Goldwater Scholars. They have pursued or are presently pursuing graduate degrees at Johns Hopkins, UCLA, Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, Harvard and Oxford among others. Other nominees who were not selected as Goldwater Scholars have also gone on to pursue graduate degrees at top graduate institutions.
First year students who are not yet eligible to apply are encouraged to attend one of the Goldwater information sessions to learn more about this future opportunity.