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Goldwater Workshop

Monday, November 3, 2014
5:00 AM
1330 Mason Hall

Applications are now open for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship for students planning a research career in a STEM field.  (More information below.)  Students planning to apply are invited to join Henry Dyson, LSA Honors Program, for an application workshop discussing elements of the application (selection criteria, application questions, research essay, and letters of recommendation).

Tuesday, October 28th, 5-6 PM
Please note date change: November 3, 4-5p
Honors Program Lounge, 1330 Mason Hall

Students will find the workshop most beneficial if they have already started to work on the application, but all interested students are welcome to attend.  

More information about these scholarships:

Goldwater Scholarship

Created in 1986 to honor the late Senator from Arizona and to promote the careers of future U.S. scientists, the Goldwater Scholarship is considered the preeminent prize for undergraduates in STEM fields.   

Students apply in either sophomore or junior year.  The scholarship provides $7500/year.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents applying for citizenship.  Winning applicants typically have a 3.8 or better GPA, extensive research experience, and plan to pursue a career in scientific research.  Students planning to pursue an MD and career in medical practice are not eligible, although MD-PhD applicants pursuing biomedical research careers may apply.  Please visit the Goldwater Scholars Foundation's website for application details and list of eligible major/careers.   

The deadline to submit applications to the U-M selection committee is Monday, December 1st, 2014 by 12 noon.  Interested students should fill out the online application on the Goldwater Scholars Foundation's website.  Letters of recommendation from faculty should be submitted directly to Henry Dyson at, not to the Goldwater Foundation.  (The committee will forward letters of recommendation only for the selected U-M nominees.)  

Please contact Henry Dyson at with any application-related questions.