Loyola University Chicago

Fellowship Office

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Important Dates for Goldwater 2024

September 5th: Online Application Opens
January 5th: LUC campus submission deadline: Nominees will be selected on the basis of these materials.
January 26th: Nomination deadline
Last Friday in March: Scholars/Honorable Mentions Announced 

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

By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields. Over its 30-year history, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to thousands of undergraduates, many of whom have gone on to win other prestigious awards like the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship, Rhodes Scholarship, Churchill Scholarship and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship that support our Scholars’ graduate school work. Today, Goldwater alumni can be found conducting research that is helping defend the Nation, finding cures for catastrophic diseases and teaching future generations of scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

For more information: https://goldwaterscholarship.gov/

To apply: https://goldwaterscholarship.gov/steps-in-process/