The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
Due to the timing and components of the application, and the specifics of the campus process, students are encouraged to attend an information session at the begining of the falll semester of their Sophomore and Junior years to discuss the application process.
Virginia Tech can nominate 4 candidates. A campus committee will determine which four candidates will be nominated to the National level.
Campus Deadline: December 1
Virginia Tech Recipients:
|2015||Bobby Hollingsworth||Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry|
|2015||Christine Tin||Biological Sciences|
|2014||David Mackanic||Mechanical Engineering / Chemistry|
|2013||Julia Button||Biological Sciences/Biochemistry|
|2012||Winston Becker||Engineering Science & Mechanics|
|2011||Casey Baker||Physics / Mathematics / Biology|
|2010||Ryan Shaw||Chemical Engineering / Math|
|2010||Brittany Gianetti||Biology / Biochemistry|
|2009||Ashley Morgenstern||HNFE / Biochemistry|
|2008||Kevin D. Finelli||Physics / Mathematics|
|2008||Thao P. Do||Mechanical Engineering|
|2008||David Tatum||Biochemistry / Chemistry|
|2007||Rebecca K. Sinnott||Biochemistry|
|2006||Brian J. Skinner||Physics / Mechanical Engineering|
|2005||David W. Erickson||Physics / Mathematics|
|2005||Sarah E. Koss||Biology / Psychology /Studio Art|
|2004||Aaron Kaluszka||Electrical Computer Engineering / Computer Science / Biology|
|2003||Heather C. Shears|
|2003||Ashley A. White||Materials science Engineering / Music Performance|
|2002||Erik Herz||Materials Science Engineering / Economics / International Studies|
|2001||Lori D. Hill|
|2001||Jerome T. Mettetal|
|2001||Danielle F. Overall|
|2001||Beth A. Reid|
|1998||Jennifer L. Craft|
|1998||Jean A. Hager|
|1997||Michael L. Parks|
|1997||Leah B. Shaw|
|1996||Karen S. Potanka|
|1996||John Michael Schmidt|
|1994||Brandon D. Fallon|
|1994||William L. Lee|
- End of November
Campus-application due to Christina McIntyre
Campus Committee meets
Candidates informed of finalist status.
Applications prepared for national submission.
Finalists informed of scholarship offer.