The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Application Deadline for Nomination: November 8, 2016

Access UConn’s application for nomination: HERE

(login with your NetID & email password)

Cameron Flower and Ki Chon
Cameron Flower ’17, a biomedical engineering student and 2016 Goldwater Scholar, demonstrates an ECG sensor and smartphone health sensor with his advisor Ki Chon, chair of biomedical engineering. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The Goldwater Scholarship awards $7,500 to college sophomores and juniors majoring in math, science, engineering, or research psychology (not clinical). Students who are competitive for the award have had significant research experience and have plans for graduate study (aspire to a PhD or MD/PhD) and a career in research. Please review all eligibility requirements and rules on the official Goldwater Scholarship website. You are encouraged to make an appointment with Rowena Grainger, STEM Fellowships Advisor, to discuss your eligibility before you apply for nomination.

To Apply

You must be nominated by the University to apply for the national competition. The UConn application for nomination deadline for the 2017 Goldwater competition is: November 8, 2016.

You may access the application for nomination by clicking the application link above and logging into the site with your UConn NetID and password (same as email). You will need following materials to complete the application:

  • Unofficial UConn transcript & any grade reports from other institutions (may be unofficial at this stage, but would need official transcripts upon nomination)
  • A letter of recommendation from your faculty research mentor or supervisor (this letter should be emailed directly from the recommender to ons&f@uconn.edu)
  • A polished & edited research essay and well-crafted answers to questions (you may copy & paste)

Recent Goldwater Scholars & Honorable Mentions from the University of Connecticut

John Ovian
John Ovian ’17, 2016 Goldwater Scholar, in the Leadbeater laboratory. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Cameron Flower
2016 Goldwater Scholar

John Ovian
2016 Goldwater Scholar

Adrian Coscia
2016 Honorable Mention

Shaharyar Zuberi
2016 Honorable Mention

Brendan Smalec
2015 Honorable Mention

Michael Cantara
2014 Goldwater Scholar

Peter J. Larson
2014 Goldwater Scholar

Patrick Lenehan
2014 Goldwater Scholar

Rebecca J. Wiles
2014 Honorable Mention

2014 Goldwater Scholars (L-R): Patrick Lenehan, Peter Larson and Michael Cantara (Photo by Peter Morenus, UConn Today)
2014 Goldwater Scholars (L-R): Patrick Lenehan, Peter Larson and Michael Cantara (Photo by Peter Morenus, UConn Today)

Ragini Phansalkar
2013 Goldwater Scholar
2012 Honorable Mention

Nicholas Gallo
2013 Honorable Mention

Anna Green
2012 Goldwater Scholar
2011 Honorable Mention

William David Lindsay
2011 Goldwater Scholar
2010 Honorable Mention

Kathleen Carey
2011 Goldwater Scholar
2010 Honorable Mention

2012 Goldwater Scholar, Anna Green (CLAS/MCB '13) at the Annual ONS Celebration of Excellence
2012 Goldwater Scholar, Anna Green (CLAS/MCB ’13) at the Annual ONS&F Celebration of Excellence

Colin Carlson
2011 Goldwater Scholar

Michael Abramczyk
2009 Goldwater Scholar
2008 Honorable Mention

Alexander Meeske
2009 Goldwater Scholar

Kevin Burgio
2009 Goldwater Scholar

Rory Coleman
2009 Honorable Mention

Joseph Fournier
2008 Goldwater Scholar

Sonali Shah
2008 Honorable Mention

Ryan Notti
2006 Goldwater Scholar