Barry M. Goldwater

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program encourages outstanding sophomore and junior students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in these fields. Most Goldwater Scholars plan to pursue PhDs in their chosen field. Learn More

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Success Stories


Goldwater Scholarship Awarded to Chemistry Student 

Grand Valley State University junior Brianne Docter, of Jenison, has been named a 2012 Goldwater Scholar. Docter is a Chemistry major, Frederik Meijer Honors College student, and maintains a 4.0 GPA. The nationally prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to exceptional college sophomores and juniors aiming to pursue careers in science, mathematics, and engineering, covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Read More


Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship 

Grand Valley student Kyle Schneider was recognized for his interest in science and his strong research abilities and experiences. In 2008, as a senior chemistry major Kyle received the Goldwater Scholarship, which will allow him to continue conducting research in science for many years to come. Read More