Goldwater Scholarship: Attention STEM sophomores and juniors interested in funding!

The National Scholarship Office is hosting two upcoming information sessions for the Goldwater Scholarship: Wednesday, Sept 2 at 1:00PM and Thursday, Sept 3 at 2:00PM, both held in Room 1303 at The Honors College (701 W. Grace Street). Goldwater Scholarships recognize sophomores and juniors pursuing degrees in STEM disciplines who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in these fields.  For more information about Goldwater Scholarships, visit www.act.org/goldwater or blog.vcu.edu/honorsnso or email natlscholar@vcu.edu.

Doctoral candidate Upneet Sokhi in the laboratory of Paul B Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D., professor and chair, VCU Department of Human Genetics
Doctoral candidate Upneet Sokhi in the laboratory of Paul B Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D., professor and chair, VCU Department of Human Genetics

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.


 

10The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.