By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields. What research expectations will there be in the 2021 Goldwater scholarship competition? “As it is vitally important that the Nation ensures that it has the scientific talent it needs to maintain its global competitiveness and security, we saw partnering with the Goldwater Foundation as a way to help ensure the U.S. is developing this talent,” said Dr. Jagadeesh Pamulapati, Director of the NDEP program, as he explained the partnership. A research essay 4. 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The program accepts matriculated junior or sophomore students currently pursuing a degree in an accredited 2- a year or 4-year institution during the academic year 2020-2021. As the landscape for universities and colleges has changed, we recognize that the applications submitted for the 2021 Goldwater competition will differ in character from those submitted in previous competitions. • When reporting their GPA, a student will have the option to submit their cumulative GPA calculated as of the end of the fall 2019 academic term or they may report their GPA at the end of either the spring 2020 or fall 2020 terms as long as their GPA meets the program’s GPA eligibility requirement (GPA > 3.0). How will the 2021 Goldwater nomination packet differ from past application packets? Read More... 2020 Goldwater Scholars by Legal State of Residence, Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation, 2021 CUR Goldwater Scholar Faculty Mentor Award – 2021 Call for Nominations, Steven J. 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Changes that COVID-19 has caused include limited or curtailed access to traditional on- and off-campus laboratory or field-based research experiences, modified course delivery, alterations to grading schemes, and health and economic issues faced by the students, their families, and communities. It should be remembered that grades are not a principal selection criterion for Goldwater Scholars. The Foundation will, for selection purposes, continue to instruct its readers to review the applications holistically and to consider the impact of COVID-19 on the application materials. In the past, these experiences have been used as the basis of the Goldwater research essay. We anticipate that there will be students who use this opportunity to pursue independent research e.g., a student who is developing a data-driven website that tracks global COVID cases to study the impact of travel restrictions or the student who is investigating the efficacy of novel cleaning methods for N95 masks. All the above examples can be used by students to develop their research essays and be reported in the research project section of the application. 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation The Foundation is aware that many traditional research experiences and opportunities to disseminate research for undergraduates have been delayed, canceled, or severely restricted. Students are encouraged to participate in any faculty-mentored research experiences that are still open to them, including literature reviews, design of experimental protocols, analysis of existing data sets, computational studies, and writing research proposals. Over its 30-year history, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to thousands of undergraduates, many of whom have gone on to win other prestigious awards like the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship, Rhodes Scholarship, Churchill Scholarship and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship that support our Scholars’ graduate school work. Students who plan to study medicine are eligible only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in private practice. All applicants must first schedule an appointment withAlicia Hayesthe Goldwater Campus Representative 2. At this time, we anticipate adding two questions to the overall application packet. For the next three years upward of 450 Goldwater Scholarships will be awarded nationwide; UC Berkeley can nominate four students for the award. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship provides $7,500 per year for educational expenses to sophomores and juniors majoring in math, science, and engineering. Three letters of recommendation. After your research mentors, letters from faculty who know you well from your science, math or engineering classes are also among your strongest letters. As the effects of COVID-19 may continue into the fall of 2020, it is possible that fall 2020 courses will be reviewed similarly. With the 2020 awards, this brings the number of scholarships awarded since 1989 by the Goldwater Foundation to 9047 and a scholarship total to over $71M. The Goldwater Scholarship Foundation looks forward during its 2021 competition to selecting students who have the potential to become tomorrow’s research leaders. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate. • The Foundation will, for selection purposes, instruct its readers to minimize the negative impacts of COVID-19 or subsequent changes to grading policies (pass/fail, letter grade, dropped courses, etc.) The Goldwater Scholarship Foundation looks forward to selecting the 2021 scholarship recipients and appreciates the work that is undertaken by research advisors and campuses to nurture the next generation of research leaders.