University of Utah Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

University of Utah Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Award Amount: $7500

Number of Awards:  Up to four students each academic year

Deadline:  November 20, 2017

Winner Announcement:  January 2018

Brief Description:

The University of Utah, a public coeducational space-grant research university is excited to announce the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program. This foundation is providing the best opportunity on the basis of merit to students who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering.

Host Institution:

The university was established in 1850 as the University of Deseret by the General Assembly of the provisional State of Deseret, making it Utah’s oldest institution of higher education. Its helping ensures that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals.


To be eligible for this opportunity the applicants must follow the given guidelines:

  • Be a current sophomore or junior pursuing a bachelors degree
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident and
  • Have a demonstrated interest in a research career in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply, applicants must create an account for complete a student profile and pre-application through the given link:

Supporting Documents:                               

There are several elements associated with the Goldwater Application. These include :

  • Online questionnaire
  • Research essay:
  • A description of the issue or problem
  • A discussion of the research methodology, and
  • A discussion of the student’s findings. It is very important that the essay details the student’s specific contributions to the project and indicate the specific skills/expertise the student developed as a result of participation in the project
  • The Research Essay should include appropriate bibliographic information and references.
  • Three letters of recommendation, You can download the University of Utah Letter of recommendation through the given link:
  • Transcript
  • If a student is a Permanent Resident, a copy of the student’s Permanent Resident Card and a Letter of Intent to become a U.S. citizen.

Submitting Details:

All application materials, including the recommendation of the letter, can be sent through this email:

Award Description:

The University of Utah will provide an award up to $7500 for winning candidates.

Detailed Information Link:

Contact Information:                                                                                                                  

If you any query, you can contact the Goldwater Help Desk at 507-931-8335 or