Wednesday, November 5, 2014

11/6: URI Fellowships Info Session - Goldwater Scholarship

Thursday, November 6 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Lippitt Hall, 402 5 Lippitt Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Are you a sophomore or junior interested in pursuing a research career (Ph.D.) and majoring in the sciences, engineering, computer science, or math? Have you maintained a high GPA(approximately 3.75+ GPA) and gained research experience?
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was authorized by U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater by establishing in his name an endowed recognition program to foster and encourage excellence in science and mathematics. 
In Spring 2015, the Goldwater Foundation will award undergraduate scholarships of up to $7,500 to Barry Goldwater Scholars for use during the 2015-2016 academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students—those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors in the 2015-2016 academic year—who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. 
In their applications, students must include a statement of interest in a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering, detailing how their academic program and their overall educational plans will prepare them for their chosen career goal. It is expected that students selected as scholars will pursue advanced degrees. (Please note: Students who plan to study medicine as an MD/PhD are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a practicing physician with emphasis on the clinical practice of medicine and patient care.)
Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to $7,500 annually. Students who apply for a Goldwater as a current sophomore are eligible for up of two years of scholarship support (junior and senior years), and students who apply as current juniors are eligible for one year of scholarship support (senior year).
The Goldwater requires institutional nomination, coordinated by the URI Honors Program. To learn more and begin the process to be considered for URI nomination (application due Monday, 11/24), please attend this info session with Kathleen Maher, Assistant Director for National Fellowships. If you are unable to attend the info session, please let us know your interest in the scholarship ( to begin working on the application for URI nomination. 
For more information on the Goldwater Scholarship, visit