CLOSED: Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, Due on 1-24-14

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:

  • Friday, January 24th- Student application portion complete online
  • Tuesday, January 28th- Supporting documents turned in to Amanda Wysk in Financial Aid
  • Thursday, January 30th- the 3 recommenders you have selected have completed their online recommendation
  • Friday, January 31st- MSOE finalizes nomination of qualified students and mails in 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!