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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program - #85.200

Each August the chief executive officer from all 2 and 4-year colleges and universities is invited to appoint a Goldwater Scholarship Faculty Representative to manage the selection and nomination of up to four (two for two year schools) students for the forthcoming year's Goldwater Scholarship competition. In September, the standard nomination forms will be provided to the designated faculty representatives of all institutions whose President or Chancellor has advised the Foundation of their intent to participate in the competition. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.




The faculty representative of an institution is the key person in the Goldwater selection process and serves as liaison between his or her institution and the Foundation. The faculty representative is responsible for publicizing the Goldwater Scholarship on campus, soliciting recommendations on outstanding students with proven capability and potential in the fields of mathematics, science and engineering from members of the faculty, and conducting a competition on campus in order to determine the best qualified nominees from the institution. The faculty representative assists the nominees in the preparation of the nomination package and ensures that they are accurate, complete, and forwarded to the Goldwater Scholarship Review Panel by the stated deadline for the competition. The following information must be included on the official nomination materials with each scholarship nomination: 1. An institution nomination form signed by the faculty representative stating that the nominee meets the qualifications for the scholarship. 2. Biographical data and educational background information regarding past and future academic plans and career goals must be submitted. 3. A 600 word essay by the nominee discussing a significant issue or problem in his or her field of study of interest must be submitted. 4. Three independent letters of evaluation from faculty members or others qualified to assess the nominee's performance and potential for a career in the nominee's chosen field of study must be submitted. 5. All transcripts from secondary schools and colleges attended must be submitted.

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