When you apply for the Goldwater Scholarship program, the process begins at the Goldwater website, which includes a transcript request form for your secondary school, a supporting documents checklist, and candidacy information and instructions.
The second writer addresses the narrative questions by outlining her participation in programs related to women in science and her personal aspirations, ranging from serving as part of a NASA research team to working as a glass blower at a Renaissance Faire. Her diversity background is grounded in her hailing from a highly rural area (even her influential father is a “senior bank auditor but country man at heart”). Finally, her nominee’s essay, addressing the goal to improve the durability of window glass, offers precisely detailed information even to the extent of giving exact nanometer depths that yielded different data points. Such an approach closely resembles a technical abstract that would appear in a journal. Significantly, this student did receive a Goldwater Scholarship.
The scholarship winner will be selected by a panel of judges following a thorough review of all entries submitted. The review process will begin immediately following the application deadline. We will announce our winners on this page and notify the winner directly within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline.
To be eligible to win one of our 2 $750 scholarships, you must submit your application via Facebook before the deadline of 11:00PM (EST) on June 15, 2016. To apply, send us a private Facebook message via including the following information:
The Grimes Companies offer this scholarship program because we are extremely passionate about logistics and its ability to transform our economy and business world. At the Grimes Companies, we want to promote education and the groundbreaking use of logistics to facilitate growth and positive change in the logistics and transportation industry.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, Glasgow Caledonian University are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
As with many other national scholarships, candidates for the Goldwater are nominated by their institutions, and final selection of Goldwater Scholars is made by the Goldwater Board of Trustees, which reviews the assessment made by both the nominating institution and the independent selection committee.
The essay must include the word count and be signed with a full name. The winning applicants will be determined based on the essay content, style and originality. Judges are looking for logically organized and well-supported essays.
For the nominee’s essay (limited to two pages), you must describe an issue or problem associated with your field and describe any related ongoing or intended research. Most writers document any sources cited in APA Style (), and they are especially careful to credit sources of information and graphics as well as clarify their exact role in the research project. Your aim is to show how you can excel in a research environment, or work as part of a design team, or contribute to the understanding of a technical problem. Remember, too, that members of the selection panel will have the expertise to understand a complex problem in your field, and be certain to present detail accordingly.