The prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship provides $7,500 for undergraduate expenses to students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. and research career in mathematics, the sciences or engineering. (Note: Students who plan to get an MD/Ph.D. would qualify, but not those who plan to pursue an MD alone.)
Current juniors and sophomores–defined as having 1 or 2 additional year(s) of undergraduate study after 2017-18–may apply for the Goldwater. Successful candidates have a strong academic record (3.8 GPA or above), extensive research experience, and three strong letters of recommendation from professors in their field. In recent years 33 UW-Madison students have won Goldwater Scholarships.
To compete nationally applicants must be nominated by their undergraduate institution.
For more information contact the campus-wide Undergraduate Academic Awards Office