Skip To Content
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 dneely@spelman.edu and swashi37@spelman.edu 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 dneely@spelman.edu and swashi37@spelman.edu.
  • 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 https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org.

Contact Us

Office of Undergraduate Studies
350 Spelman Lane SW, Box 1349
Atlanta, GA 30314
404-270-5701
404-270-5698 (fax)

PFS Forms

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

 

OUS Prestigious Opportunities