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Goldwater Competition

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. Here is a link to the nationalBarry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Homepage.

The Goldwater Scholarship application materials include the statement: "Nominees for Goldwater Scholarships must include in their nomination materials an essay discussing a significant issue or problem in their field of study that is of particular interest to them. The essay must include a description of the issue or problem, a discussion of an idea for research that could have significant impact on the issue or problem, a description of an aspect of the research in which the nominee would be involved, and an explanation of the relevance of the issue or problem to the nominee as a mathematician, scientist, or engineer. Nominees for Goldwater Scholarships must include in their online application a statement of interest in a 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."


Seventy three K-State students have won Goldwater Scholarships, more than any other public state supported university since this scholarship began in 1989. Twenty eight K-State mathematics majors have won Goldwater Scholarships.

Kansas State University Mathematics majors wanting more information about the Goldwater Program should contact the Mathematics Department in CW 138, call (785) 532-0557, or e-mail ugmath@math.ksu.edu. For application materials, contact James Hohenbary in EH 113, call (785) 532-6900 or e-mail jimlth@k-state.edu. For more scholarship information, see the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships web page.


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