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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry Goldwater Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduate students interested in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Sophomores and/or juniors who plan to conduct research during their junior and/or senior semesters are eligible to apply.

**Please be advised that Goldwater recipients MUST use the award to fund four (4) semesters of study for junior recipients and two (2) semesters of study for seniors recipients.** NO EXCEPTIONS

The application process consists of online submissions to the Goldwater site (Profile, Pre-Application, and if advanced the Full Application).

How to Apply

  • Complete the Student Profile and Pre-application on the Goldwater website by 5 p.m. EST of the second Monday in September.
  • Complete the Prestigious Fellowship & Scholarship cover sheet (PDF)  and email to and by the second Monday in September.
  • If your Pre-application is accepted by Spelman's Review Committee, you will be prompted to complete a full application via the Goldwater website.
  • You are encouraged to work with a Faculty Mentor (PDF) during the application process. The full application is due the second Monday in October by 5 p.m. EST.
  • All supporting documentation (unofficial transcript and three letters of recommendation) including a head shot is due the second Monday in October by 5 p.m. EST; email your documents to and
  • The Spelman Review Committee will review all applicants and select the most qualified for an internal interview.
  • Interviews are scheduled for late October.

Please note that we may only select four applicants to advance to the Goldwater Foundation.

For additional information, visit

Contact Us

Office of Undergraduate Studies
350 Spelman Lane SW, Box 1349
Atlanta, GA 30314
404-270-5698 (fax)

PFS Forms

Interest Form
Cover Sheet & Checklist (PDF)
Faculty Mentor Form (PDF)


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