The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was authorized by the United States 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 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

The Foundation awards undergraduate scholarships to outstanding students, to be known as Barry M. Goldwater Scholars, in the spring of each year for use during the following academic year. The awards are made on the basis of merit to two groups of students--those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors in the following academic year. Candidates who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

Lamar University may nominate four students each year to compete nationally for the scholarship. Dr. Myler, Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Mitchell Endowed Chair in Telecommunications is the faculty representative for Lamar to the Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation and should be contacted if you are interested in the scholarship.

To be considered for nomination by Lamar University as a Goldwater Scholar, a student must:

1. Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education during the preceding academic year to when the nominations are submitted. "Sophomore" is defined as a student who plans two more years of full-time undergraduate study after scholarship award in the spring. Sophomore nominees can expect to receive a maximum of two years of support. Students in two-year colleges who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program at another institution may be nominated. "Junior" is defined as a student who plans one more year of full-time undergraduate study after scholarship award in the spring.. Junior nominees can expect to receive a maximum of one year of support.

  2. Have a college grade-point average of at least "B" (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his or her class.

  3. Be a United States Citizen.


LAMAR UNIVERSITY GOLDWATER SCHOLARS

Joseph K. Young (2005)
Major(s): Electrical Engineering/Physics


Click here to go to the Goldwater Scholarship Official Website.



The following Lamar students have been nominated to the Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation:

2007:

Blake Mitchell, Mathematics

2006:

Blake Mitchell, Electrical Engineering/Mathematics

2005:

Joseph K. Young, Electrical Engineering/Physics

2004:

Joshua A. Hailey, Electrical Engineering/Physics

Jacqueline L. Nero, Chemical Engineering

Steven M. Trahan, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science

Joseph K. Young, Electrical Engineering/Physics




For further information, please contact Dr. Myler at 409-880-8746.