CLOSED: College Sophomores & Juniors: $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - DUE January 23rd, 2016

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    Current sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing a career in a research field are encouraged to apply to this prestigious scholarship worth $7,500.  The criteria to apply are:

    • Be a current sophomore or junior
    • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Plan to pursue a career in research and make a significant contribution to your field


    Strong applicants may have already participated in research, have intellectual curiosity, have an internship in a research facility or worked as a lab assistant, and be involved in student organizations. Prior research experience is not necessary to be considered, however.


    Due to the unique nature of this scholarship, the following deadlines apply:

    • Monday, January 23rd-  Student application portion complete online
    • Tuesday, January 24th- Supporting documents turned in to Amanda Wysk in Financial Aid
    • Tuesday, January 24th- the 3 recommenders you have selected have completed their recommendations
    • Thursday, January 26th-  MSOE finalizes nomination of qualified students and submits all supporting documents


    Students who wish to apply should contact Amanda Wysk in Financial Aid ( with notification of intent to apply, questions, and for help writing/editing personal statements and essays.


    For more information, including the link to the student application online, please go to the Goldwater website here.


    Best of luck to all who apply!